Orange selects Infinera’s GX Series for AMITIE subsea cable

Jan. 16, 2024
The cable promises network operators robust transatlantic connectivity with ultra-low latency. 

Infinera announced on Jan. 15 that telecommunications operator and global IT and connectivity services provider Orange deployed Infinera’s GX Series-based ICE6 coherent solution on the new AMITIE subsea cable. The cable, which has 16 fiber pairs, each with 23Tbit/s capacity, went live in October 2023.

Infinera reports that its solution was selected by Orange based on optical performance that offers up to 400 GbE services to its customers from the United States to France and across its long-haul terrestrial backhaul network from Boston to New York and Le Porge to Bordeaux in France.

Nick Walden, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera, said in a press release, “Infinera is delighted to partner with Orange to deliver our innovative ICE6 solution across Orange’s critical subsea and terrestrial backhaul routes, offering network operators, wholesale carriers, and enterprise customers resilient and reliable global connectivity capability.”

Orange operates two subsea mega cables, Dunant and AMITIE, that connect the U.S. and France. Infinera’s ICE6 technology, deployed on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform, reportedly reduces Orange’s energy cost per megabit and minimizes its carbon footprint, while also allowing Orange to keep pace with future generations of optical transmission technologies.

Aurélien Vigano, vice president of international transmission network at Orange, said in the same press release, “We are pleased to integrate Infinera’s industry-leading technology for the first time on one of our key transatlantic routes and terrestrial backhaul. With this future-proof technology, Orange is well-positioned to continue to be a major player in the global wholesale market, developing our infrastructure to connect continents together and delivering a unique, high-performance, and robust solution to our customers.”

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