New connectivity between Asia, the Middle East and West Africa to meet growing demand for Data

Following the launch of its Marseille Hub in 2017, Orange International Carriers continues to enhance 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.

Forecasts for bandwidth growth 2017 – 2023 predict a 10x increase in volume1 between these regions and with this offer Orange interconnects 15 submarine cables in order to stay ahead of the demand.

Three new routes will become available between Marseille and Penmarch. The first is already operational with a direct terrestrial connection between the two cities.

“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.

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