Orange Joins Sea-Me-We-6 Consortium

Orange announces participation in the SEA-ME-WE 6 consortium, for the construction of a submarine system connecting Marseille to Singapore.Orange Press Release
February 14, 2022

Orange announces its participation in the SEA-ME-WE 6 (Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 6) consortium, for the construction of a new so-called “express” submarine system which will directly connect France, from Marseille to Singapore.

Designed using the latest submarine optical fiber technologies, this cable will offer very low latency and very high speed, in order to meet the growing needs of our customers on this strategic route.

Orange will be responsible for the “landing party” on French territory and will host the cable in Marseille in its secure infrastructure.

“We are delighted with our participation in this new system in order to offer a new high-speed and high-performance “express” connectivity solution between France and Asia and to support the growing needs of our customers over time. this strategic route. This new link will also allow us to secure our existing traffic, and allow better throughput to our locations in the Indian Ocean,” says Jean-Luc Vuillemin, Director of International Networks at Orange.

Orange thus continues to invest massively in submarine cable connectivity projects in order to guarantee and constantly improve the quality of service of its global network of more than 40 submarine cables. Orange is already present in numerous consortia on the Europe-Asia route through its investments in SEA-ME-WE3, SEA-ME-WE4, SEA-ME-WE5, IMEXE and SAFE. After recent projects on the Atlantic front ( FRIENDSHIP and DUNANT ) and in the Mediterranean ( PEACE), the arrival of this new cable once again places France at the heart of the European platform from which many international networks reach Asia, but also Africa and the Americas. Orange and submarine cables, focus on this route and our existing investments in this area.

About Orange

Orange is one of the main telecommunications operators in the world, with revenue of 42.3 billion euros in 2020 and 137,000 employees as of September 30, 2021, including 79,000 in France. The Group served 266 million customers as of September 30, 2021, including 222 million mobile customers and 22 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also one of the world leaders in telecommunications services for multinational companies under the Orange Business Services brand. In December 2019, the Group presented its new “Engage 2025” strategic plan which, guided by social and environmental exemplarity, aims to reinvent its business as an operator.

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