Interoute Sets Up New Fibre Route in Southern Italy

Interoute has added a third route to access its pan European fibre network, from two of its submarine cable landing stations in Southern Italy.

The new 1,300 km stretch of fibre is part of Interoute’s 7,000 km Italian network, which helps make up its 67,000km pan European platform.

The new route will provide diverse, high capacity connectivity from Interoute’s landing stations in Mazara del Vallo (Sicily) and Bari (Puglia), for submarine cables looking to connect to Europe.

In recent years cables from Greece, Malta, Tunisia and Israel have all come ashore at Interoute’s Southern Italian landing stations.

The design of the new route is planned to support 8 Terabit/s of traffic, offering wavelength service up to 100Gbit/s.

Renzo Ravaglia, Interoute EVP, Service Provider said: “With this further expansion of its network Interoute is making Southern Italy the most attractive landing point for all the submarine cables wanting to reach Europe, that come from the Far East, Middle East and Africa.”

With this investment the South of Italy is on track to become one of the main exchange points for the European internet network. Submarine cables entering the Mediterranean will now find a landing point that is able to offer high levels of diversity and the capacity required to support future demand.

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