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Orange and Telxius Team up for Dunant Submarine Cable

Infrastructure News - Published on Wed, 19 Feb 2020

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World’s leading telecommunications operators, and major investor in over 40 submarine cables Orange has teamed up with Telxius of the Telefónica Group to collaborate in Europe and the United States on backhaul extensions for the Dunant cable, a Google project. The Atlantic is one of the world's busiest network routes and the Dunant cable will address the massive growth in data and content needs between Europe and the US This 6,600km-long transatlantic cable will connect the United States to the French Atlantic coast and aims to launch services in late 2020. Under this agreement, Orange and Telxius offer co-location services at their respective Cable Landing Stations in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in France and Virginia Beach in US and operate them. Both are strategic locations as they are located near main connectivity hubs on both sides of the Atlantic. From its Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez (85) Cable Landing Station, Orange will enable terrestrial connection to Telxius up to Paris, while Telxius will connect Orange to Ashburn from Virginia Beach.

This collaboration represents a strong transatlantic bridge as both companies can effectively provide multi-terabit capacity on this Europe-US route. It also reinforces Orange and Telxius’ respective positions to support the development of new digital usages for their international customers in Europe and America and bolsters the international leadership position of both companies on the wholesale market to better address the needs of content-providers and third-party operators.

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Wed, 19 Feb 2020
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