Jean-Luc Vuillemin, Senior Vice-President, Orange International Networks Infrastructures & Services, notes that: “if the Internet is a global network, it’s because of the subsea cables that carry 99 percent of the total broadband traffic. Orange confirms its position as the leading operator with its participation in more than 40 subsea cables and international consortia. This represents 450,000 kilometres of cables, more than ten times the circumference of the earth!”
In addition, Orange almost doubled its installed capacities in Marseille in 2017 with the three subsea cables IMEWE, SMW4 and SMW5.
Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, Director of International Carriers, explains: “In Marseille, we recently strengthened our position over the AMEA region to offer better performance, improved connectivity and footprint, great reliability, and guaranteed security for the wholesalers. Orange is also boosting its presence in data centres.
Demand for data, IP and content rose by 40 percent in 2017 and we offer our customers end-to-end solutions with streamlined, more efficient installation at a lower cost”.
As a result, with the Marseille Hub, Orange is boosting its operations and capacities for greater connection and more usages.