Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), Elettra Tlc, Medusa and Orange are happy to announce the approaching into pressure of the development contract for the Medusa Submarine Cable System. This milestone marks the beginning of an formidable undertaking that may increase connectivity throughout the Mediterranean.
Medusa will set up essential connections between Morocco, Portugal, Spain, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Egypt. The subsystem named By way of Tunisia, a part of the Medusa Cable, linking France and Tunisia, is cofunded by the European Union below the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program, as already introduced by Orange.When full, Medusa will span a powerful distance of over 8,700 kilometers, making it the longest cable within the Mediterranean Sea and offering enhanced North-South and East-West connectivity.
The development has been awarded to business leaders ASN and Elettra Tlc. The Medusa system is constructed on stateof-the-art 24-pair fiber optic Open Cable expertise to fulfill growing broadband necessities within the area, with 20Tb/s minimal capability per fiber pair.
Elettra Tlc will promptly interact survey operations, whereas gear manufacturing and set up are deliberate to span over 2024 and 2025. Orange will present touchdown infrastructures in France, Tunisia and Morocco.
By connecting North Africa and Southern Europe, in addition to a number of of the Mediterranean islands to the mainland, together with Sicily, Crete and Cyprus, the Medusa submarine cable system will create unprecedented alternatives for collaboration, innovation and financial improvement. It would additionally present an efficient bridge between the Mediterranean and Atlantic areas, facilitating elevated communication and cooperation throughout all these areas.
Medusa is dedicated to decreasing the digital divide and this building is a vital step in direction of reaching this objective.
The development of Medusa is funded by AFR-IX Telecom, Orange and the European Union although CEF (Connecting Europe Services) grants.
This collaboration highlights the dedication of business leaders and governmental organizations to contribute to a extra related and affluent future for the Mediterranean area.
Norman Albi, CEO of Medusa, highlights the strategic worth of Medusa to enhance connectivity within the Mediterranean: “We now have been working for greater than 3 years to achieve this level and we’re tremendously grateful to all those that, from early phases, supported Medusa: collaborating corporations and European establishments. Due to the help of North African Operators, monetary establishments and main corporations similar to ASN, Elettra Tlc, Orange and AFR-IX Telecom, Medusa will probably be in service the 4th quarter of 2025”
Paul Gabla, Chief Gross sales and Advertising Officer of ASN mentioned “The Medusa submarine cable system marks a serious step ahead in telecommunications infrastructure. ASN is honored to be on the forefront of this formidable undertaking, which is able to carry high-speed Web connectivity and seamless communication to the area, unlocking a world of alternatives for companies, communities and people all through the Mediterranean area.”
Didier Dillard, President and CEO of Elettra Tlc mentioned “We’re very comfortable to be in command of the marine works for the primary part of the MEDUSA undertaking, the marine survey and the set up. Elettra Tlc is a real Mediterranean firm that has put in and repaired a really giant variety of cables on this space, and we’re excited to contribute to the development of this future telecommunications spine of the Mediterranean Sea.”
“Orange is delighted to place its management and business experience within the building of this new system that may foster digital exchanges between Europe and North Africa and to welcome Medusa into its service impartial infrastructures in Marseille” mentioned Aurélien Vigano, Vice President Worldwide Transmission Networks at Orange.
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