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Medusa: the longest submarine cable in the Mediterranean is closer to reaching Carcavelos - Telecomunicações

Medusa: the longest submarine cable in the Mediterranean is closer to reaching Carcavelos – Telecomunicações

a Agreement between Altice Portugal and the Medusa submarine cable systemthe operator of subsea infrastructure in the Mediterranean, during the Subsea World 2022 conference in Marseille, to bring the cables close to Carcavelos, which is scheduled for 2024 and includes An investment of 326 million euros.

Carcavelos submarine cable station will be The western point of the more than 8,700 km Medusa Route, the longest undersea cable in the Mediterranean. medusa It will connect nine countries in Africa and Europe through mooring points in Portugal, Morocco, Spain, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Egypt and Cyprus.

The cable will be built by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), with Chips incorporate up to 24 fiber pairs and a capacity of 20 TB/s per fiber pair The total investment is 326 million euros.

Altice Portugal will provide technical know-how and infrastructure and future Medusa customers will be able to benefit from The connection between the Carcavelos International Station and the assembly and interconnection center of the company’s international network in Linda-a-Velha.

In the partnership project with AFR-IX, it was Altice Portugal will guarantee mooring services for the submarine cable, including power and pipelines from shore to terminal; Operation and maintenance services, communication between the terminal and other international reference points in Portugal, namely data centers and other submarine cable terminals and teleports.

Communication over submarine cables is becoming increasingly important to ensure the connectivity of large digital platforms and This year, Equiano is supposed to operate in Portugal, whose docking was completed in May.

Portugal has an almost unique position in Europe as it benefits from its geographical location which was highlighted in a study by Deloitte. where you say that Portugal is one of the few countries in the world that has direct data connections to the five continentsbeing the basis for major investments in submarine cables and good terrestrial connectivity with Europe.

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after, after Install EllaLinkhe is from Equiano from Google Two more submarine cables are scheduled to be installed in Portugal in the next three years, Medusa, whose agreement is now signed with AFR-IX and 2Africa, from Facebook.