AMITIE further enriches the transatlantic axis

On 27-11-2023
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The newly commissioned AMITIE submarine cable offers a fully parallel and secure solution to complement the other mega-cable Dunant on the Europe – US route. It makes Orange Wholesale’s portfolio of solutions even more competitive.

An outstanding new solution on the transatlantic route

With a total length of 6,800 km and 16 fiber pairs, AMITIE provides a maximum capacity of 400 Tbps. Orange benefits from two pairs of optical fibers on this new system, guaranteeing resilience and continuity of traffic on the transatlantic route, a vital and major route for global Internet connectivity. The ultra-low latency of the new cable linking Bordeaux to Boston will ensure an excellent quality of service and deliver a capacity of around 40 Tbps for Orange. The Dunant and AMITIE cables take completely separate routes and benefit from completely separate landing points avoiding any risk of interruption on this vital strategic axis.  

Direct access to global connectivity hotspots

Thanks to the capillarity of its European network, Orange can offer its customers connectivity from US to European hotspots that meet any need for diversity or latency. For example, the routes between Bordeaux and Marseille have been reinforced in order to offer the most direct and efficient solution to connect Africa and the Middle East to the United States.  

Thanks to this new highway, Orange enhances its value proposition on its tailor-made solutions.  

According to Nicolas Moraux, Product Manager at Orange Wholesale, “With this second high-capacity system on the transatlantic route, Orange will be able to offer ultra-high-speed transmission services with maximum diversity and unrivalled scalability. Thanks to the IPL 100G or 400G service, Orange can meet all capacity requirements on this key route.” 

Thanks to the combination of these two mega submarine cables, Orange puts France at the heart of intercontinental exchanges offering high-performance, fully secure international connectivity to its wholesale and enterprise customers. 


Good to know

The North America / Europe axis is one of the densest on the planet in terms of connectivity. Indeed, “with 571 Tbps of international bandwidth used, the transatlantic route remains by far the largest intercontinental route. It is twice as busy as the transpacific route, the second busiest in the world". (source TeleGeography's Transport Networks - Transatlantic 2023) 


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