Interoute adds third southern Italy route

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

17 March 2015 | Agnes Stubbs

Interoute has added a third link to its pan-European fibre network from two of its submarine cable landing stations in southern Italy.

The route will connect its submarine cable landing stations in Sicily and Puglia to the rest of Europe. The 1,300km stretch of fibre increases the company's network in Italy to over 7,000km and its pan-European platform to over 67,000km.  "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," said Renzo Ravaglia, executive vice president of Interoute.

The latest route reduces vulnerability and risks associated with a single point of failure, said Interoute. The route is designed to support 8Tbps of traffic, offering wavelength service of up to 100Gbps. Ravaglia added: "With Cisco estimating that the Middle Eastern and African regions will continue to have the highest growth of IP traffic until 2018, predicting a fivefold growth with a compound annual growth rate of 38%, the demand for broadband services looks set to keep rising."