Infinera Nets Kanawa Subsea Cable Deal from Orange

Infinera has secured a deal with Orange to power Kanawa subsea cable with its fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4)-based XTS 3600 platform and Infinera Instant Bandwidth.

Kanawa, owned and operated by Orange in the Caribbean, delivers high-speed connectivity between French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Kanawa is a 1,746-kilometer cable linking French Guiana and Martinique, and is made up of two pairs of subsea fibers. It is one of the most powerful cables in the region, providing 100 gigabits per second and up to 10 terabits per second of capacity.

Orange deployed Infinera’s ICE4-based platform and Instant Bandwidth on the Martinique-Guadeloupe segment.

French Guiana is experiencing rapid growth in digital technology,” said Jean-Luc Vuillemin, executive vice president, Orange International Networks Infrastructure and Services. “We needed to ensure the region keeps pace with the rest of the world, and Kanawa was our solution. Infinera’s cutting-edge technology enables Orange to increase capacity on demand and delivers the high performance we expected. Choosing to deploy Infinera’s technology is a significant benefit to us and our customers, providing us with an agile, scalable network.”

Orange’s selection of Infinera’s ICE4-based platform and Instant Bandwidth underscores the significant benefits of operating a cognitive network,” said Bob Jandro, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales at Infinera. “We are delighted to work with Orange on this major deployment and look forward to enabling the Caribbean to connect globally.”

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