Infinera and Orange International Network further network collaboration effort

March 18, 2024
The long-term partnership is focused on optimizing the carrier’s European network infrastructure. 

Orange and Infinera have established a new partnership, setting the foundation for collaborating on the French provider’s international backbone network. 

The service provider selected Infinera’s GX Series compact modular networking platform, enabling Orange to continue delivering superior services across its footprint for its wholesale customers as bandwidth requirements continue to grow.

This network deployment project will leverage Infinera’s latest generation of coherent engines and optical line systems. Orange and Infinera recently completed a network in the U.S. and will now connect Paris, Marseille, and Bordeaux in France. 

This network spans 3,000 kilometers and includes multiple hub cities for international connectivity via submarine landing stations on France’s Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, connection points for European data centers, and additional Orange affiliates.

“By partnering with Infinera, we are glad to add another key supplier to our network to reinforce our core backbone infrastructure across France to double our route between three strategic connectivity hubs, adding resilience and capacity to our network,” said Aurélien Vigano, VP of International Transmission Networks at Orange. “With Infinera’s flexible GX platform, we can seamlessly reinforce our network as new technologies become available, enabling us to keep pace with rapidly growing customer demands while providing the best customer experience.”

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