Infinera announced today that Kanawa, a new subsea cable owned and operated by Orange in the Caribbean, now offers reliable, high-capacity network services for its existing customers, operators and internet content providers who require additional capacity. Kanawa is powered by Infinera’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4)-based XTS 3600 platform and Infinera Instant Bandwidth.
Kanawa, the new internet highway and key driver of growth and development for French Guiana, delivers high-speed connectivity between French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Built, owned and operated by Orange, Kanawa is a 1,746-kilometer cable linking French Guiana and Martinique, and is made up of two pairs of subsea fibers. Kanawa is one of the most powerful cables in the region, providing 100 gigabits per second and up to 10 terabits per second of capacity, based on customer demand. Orange deployed Infinera’s ICE4-based platform and Instant Bandwidth on the Martinique-Guadeloupe segment. With Infinera’s solutions, Orange can increase capacity as needed within minutes, without requiring any additional work on its subsea network, a distinct advantage it can pass along to its customers.
“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.”
Orange (orange.com | orange-business.com) is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2018 and 151,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2018, including 92,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 264 million customers worldwide at 31 December 2018, including 204 million mobile customers and 20 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 27 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.
Orange is listed on Euronext Paris and on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Infinera (infinera.com) is a global supplier of innovative networking solutions that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate network operations. The Infinera end-to-end packet-optical portfolio delivers industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro transport applications.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to the technical, operational and financial benefits of deploying the ICE4-based XTS 3600 platform and Infinera Instant Bandwidth. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the Fiscal Year ended December 29, 2018 as filed with the SEC on March 14, 2019, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at infinera.com and the SEC’s website at sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.
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