euNetworks to reach Marseille with DWDM fiber-optic network

Fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks says it plans to connect Marseille to its long-haul DWDM network. The operator will run two new fiber routes into the French city to support network diversity as well as delivery of 10-Gbps and 100-Gbps wavelength services.

Fiber-optic network services provider euNetworks says it plans to connect Marseille to its long-haul DWDM network. The operator will run two new fiber routes into the French city to support network diversity as well as delivery of 10-Gbps and 100-Gbps wavelength services.

The new routes will run from Paris to Lyon to Marseille, as well as from Frankfurt to Strasbourg, Basel, Zurich, and Milan to Marseille. euNetworks also plans to create a new link from Lyon to Geneva to Zurich as part of the fiber cable deployment.

"This investment increases the capacity and reach of our network in France and compliments the development made in our Paris metropolitan network in October last year," said Kevin Dean, chief marketing officer of euNetworks. "Connectivity to Marseille was a specific request from our customers in 2015 as they continue to grow their bandwidth requirements with us. The network addition supports those who need to connect to Marseille as a key gateway to Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean from cities such as London, Dublin, Paris, and Frankfurt. It also enables euNetworks to support backhaul requirements from the cable landing stations in Marseille to the rest of Western Europe. Our expansion will support growing backhaul needs as the AAE-1 and SEA-ME-WE-5 cables go live this year."

Meanwhile, Interxion (NYSE: INXN) has announced that the new euNetworks fiber-optic cable infrastructure will connect to its MRS1 data center facility in Marseille.

"The extension of euNetworks' modern, resilient, and high capacity network to Interxion Marseille (MRS1) adds tremendous value to our fast growing community of customers in the city," said Mike Hollands, director, connectivity, of Interxion. "MRS1 is the interconnection gateway to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia; euNetworks will provide our customers with unique solutions to efficiently handle the large increases in content that is being exchanged between European cities and these regions."

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