Orange companions with Medusa to land subsea cable in Marseille


Press launch

Medusa Submarine Cable System chooses the brand new Orange infrastructure in Marseille to land a brand new strategic route connecting Southern Europe and North Africa.
  • Medusa would be the longest submarine cable system within the Mediterranean Sea and can join 9 nations in North Africa and Southern Europe by 2024 and 2025.
  • Orange will give customers of the Medusa subsea cable the flexibility to entry all of the Knowledge Facilities in Marseille merely and securely, which it is going to interconnect by establishing model new absolutely redundant infrastructure.

Orange, one of many world’s main telecommunications operators, and Medusa Submarine Cable System, the Mediterranean subsea impartial and unbiased infrastructure operator, are becoming a member of forces to supply an open and high-performance interconnection answer to all associate operators of the Medusa cable.

Medusa will arrive in Marseille in 2024

8,760 km lengthy, Medusa would be the first and longest submarine cable to attach the primary Mediterranean nations. The system will join the 2 shores of the Mediterranean and supply entry to telecommunication infrastructure that’s essential for growing the digital ecosystem of populations in North African nations, in addition to six EU member states (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus). The funding is predicted to have constructive impacts on the financial system of those nations, which can result in inclusive and sustainable financial development.

Medusa is an open system that features 16 touchdown factors across the Mediterranean Sea. The cable can have segments withup to 24 fiber pairs with a capability of 20 Tbps per fiber pair. Its festoon structure provides it a novel design. It’s anticipated Medusa cable reaches Marseille over the last quarter of 2024. The system can be prepared for service finish of 2024 for the West Med area and first half of 2025 for the East Med area.

Orange invests in new submarine cable touchdown infrastructure in Marseille to make France extra engaging as a digital gateway for international exchanges.

Orange, the main submarine cable touchdown social gathering in Marseille, is the one operator to have scalable infrastructure within the space of Marseille and to have all of the technical experience required to land and keep intercontinental submarine cable techniques.

Orange is now strengthening its submarine cable entry technique in Marseille with model new city infrastructure which route and meshing will enhance the resilience and variety of entry and touchdown factors in Marseille, by connecting all the town’s knowledge facilities.

By way of its sustained work in shut collaboration with state and regional companies, in addition to all native gamers, Orange gives a novel turnkey answer. Orange will deal with all of the technical, regulatory, safety, and environmental elements, enabling its companions to get pleasure from a major place in Marseille and strengthening France’s attractiveness

By doing this, Orange is enhancing its worth proposition to supply each operator around the globe entry to the capillary connectivity of its worldwide community.

“We’re notably happy to welcome the Medusa cable to Orange’s infrastructure within the coronary heart of the Mediterranean hub of Marseille, as a part of a strategic and bold challenge. By combining our submarine cable touchdown stations with our new city infrastructure, we’re strengthening Marseille’s attractiveness as a digital gateway to Europe, and past that, France’s sovereignty,” explains Michaël Trabbia, interim CEO of Orange Wholesale & Worldwide Networks.

Norman Albi, CEO of Medusa, stresses the significance of this settlement: “Marseille has at all times been a strategic Mediterranean interconnection level and becoming a member of forces with Orange means we are able to supply a cutting-edge service, in opposition to a background of rising wants within the digital financial system. With this settlement, all Medusa landings within the western Mediterranean are completely safe and able to be applied.”

Orange is a serious participant in international connectivity and submarine cable markets and continues to take a position closely in worldwide connectivity initiatives. To ensure and proceed to enhance the standard of its worldwide networks, Orange invests in over 40 submarine cables worldwide, representing nearly 450,000 km.

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To maintain updated with the newest developments from throughout the EMEA submarine cable market, be a part of us in London at Submarine Networks EMEA 2023 on thirty first Might and 1st June. Head to the occasion web site for extra particulars on the best way to get entangled.


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