Interoute has announced that it will offer two entries to Europe of the world’s new submarine cable, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) through France and Italy. It is expected that Internet traffic arriving in Europe by the two new mooring points will be several Terabits per second.
Interoute will connect to its pan-European network the digital traffic of Africa, Asia and the Middle East through its PoP of Marseille in France and the OHM Data Center of Palermo (where Interoute is) in Sicily.
This dual cable access proposal means that Interoute can deliver customers in as little as 4 weeks to nx100G of capacity by extending large-scale bandwidth services to customers via protected routes using its own fiber-optic network.
The SEA-ME-WE submarine cable 5 is an underwater fiber-optic cable system currently under construction, designed to carry up to 24 Tbps capacity between Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
With presence in both European locations, Interoute will be able to offer greater resistance and diversity on its network. Its customers can benefit from its full portfolio of connectivity services such as dark fiber, wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, managed bandwidth and IP traffic.
In addition, as a member of the Open Hub Med Data Center (OHM) consortium, Interoute has invested in a new neutral operator installation in the Palermo region and is ready to begin to take the wave of new traffic as soon as it arrives in Europe.