Submarine connectivity on all fronts

On 02-02-2023
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To guarantee and continue to improve the quality of its international networks, Orange invests heavily in submarine cable projects and is so far involved in over 40 connectivity highways, representing almost 450,000 km. The Group anticipates data traffic explosion by inking new deals.

Orange design and lay the new Gold Data submarine system between the USA and Mexico 

The Gold Data 10-fiber pair cable system will offer more than 250 Tbps of capacity and will be built in partnership with the leading players in the submarine cable market. This new US-Mexico digital highway will offer the bandwidth capacity and quality of services required by the market, so as to play a key part in empowering the fast-growing data demand in Mexico.

Medusa Submarine cable system chooses the new Orange infrastructure in Marseille to land a new strategic route

"We are particularly pleased to welcome the Medusa cable to Orange's infrastructure in the heart of the Mediterranean hub of Marseille, as part of a strategic and ambitious project. By combining our submarine cable landing stations with our new urban infrastructure, we are strengthening Marseille's attractiveness as a digital gateway to Europe, and beyond that, France's sovereignty ", Michaël Trabbia, interim CEO of Orange Wholesale & International Networks said. Medusa will be the first submarine cable to connect the main Mediterranean countries with 8,760km in length.

The new eco-friendly flagship of the Orange fleet

The Sophie Germain is a new vessel with a greatly reduced environmental footprint. She is the first of its generation designed specifically to repair submarine cables, whether optical fiber telecommunications cables or power cables connected to offshore wind farms. It will be a cutting-edge vessel fitted with modern and efficient equipment. The cable ship is expected to reach La Seyne-sur-Mer, its future home port, towards the end of the first half of 2023.

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