SEA-ME-WE 5 cable lands in France

Tuesday 1 March 2016 | 15:24 CET | News
The SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable, due to be operational in the second half, has landed today at the submarine cable station of La Seyne-sur-Mer, near Toulon in southern France. The 20,000 km fibre cable will connect France to Singapore, serving fifteen countries along the way. These are Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Djibouti, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Myanmar. 

Orange Marine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orange, manages the installation of SEA-ME-WE 5 in the Mediterranean, with 4 shore ends in France, Egypt, Italy and Turkey. The company writes that the SEA-ME- WE 5 introduces the concept of end-to-end connection to open and neutral Points of Presence (POPs) in Europe and Asia. 

In France, the SEA-ME- WE 5 will be connected by terrestrial cable from the Toulon station to Interxion Data Centre in Marseille (MRS1), strengthening the region’s role for international trade to the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

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