08 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Orange International Carriers is enhancing its network connectivity and will now offer a direct connection between Marseille and Penmarch.
This new terrestrial cable allows Orange to open up unique
access between Asia, the Middle-East and West Africa, offering
improved service, redundancy and security.
This new interconnection links
existing submarine cable routes from Asia, the Middle East and
West Africa. On the Penmarch side, CHLS SMW3 and ACE are linked
to Marseille on CHLS SMW4 Saint-Mauront, CHLS IMEWE Bonneveine,
and Interxion’s Data Centre MRS1.
Forecasts for bandwidth growth 2017 – 2023 predict
a 10x increase in volume between these regions and with
this offer Orange interconnects 15 submarine cables in order to
stay ahead of the demand.
This new interconnection links existing submarine cable
routes from Asia/Middle East and West Africa. On the Penmarch
side, CHLS SMW3 and ACE are linked to Marseille on CHLS SMW4
Saint-Mauront, CHLS IMEWE Bonneveine, and
Interxion’s Data Center MRS1.
Commercialised in capacities from STM1 to 10G, the offer
comes in protected or unprotected versions, which can be leased
or acquired as IRU.
Three new routes will become available between Marseille and
Penmarch. The first is already operational with a direct
terrestrial connection between the two cities. The other two
routes – scheduled to be in service before the end of
2018 – will bring redundancy to the Orange offer. Each
route is between 1600km – 1700 km in length, offering
comparable RTDs of 18ms.
"This unique service is being added to the range of Orange
solutions already available in Marseille to facilitate
connections in regions where data growth is increasing
significantly," said Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO of Orange
International Carriers. "This is a fully Orange owned route,
which will soon be automated, and it means that Orange can now
offer a secure 'all-inclusive’ solution by way of
configuration, housing and operations."
Orange International Carriers,
Pierre-Louis de Guillebon