Sparkle has started a collaboration with Google and other operators for the construction of Blue & Raman Submarine Cable Systems: the first will connect Italy, France, Greece and Israel, while the second will unite Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman and India. “The new cable transmission systems, equipped with 16 pairs of fiber each, are designed following the innovative principles of” open cable “and” open landing station “to ensure maximum openness to other operators in terms of fiber management and access to cable termination points, thus setting a new standard for diversification, scalability and latency “, explains a note from the group.
Blue System will pass through the Strait of Messina
In particular, Blue System will follow a new route crossing the Strait of Messina instead of the Strait of Sicily, thus offering Internet Service Providers, carriers, telecommunications operators, content providers, companies and institutions high-speed Internet connections and solutions. of diversified and high-performance connectivity. As part of Blue System, Sparkle maintains the exclusive ownership and management of the BlueMed cable with four additional fiber pairs and an initial transmission capacity of over 25 Terabits per second (Tbps) per pair of fibers. BlueMed thus extends to Jordan (Aqaba), sharing submarine components with Blue System and adding private branches in France (Corsica), Greece (Chania – Crete), Italy (Golfo Aranci – Sardinia and Rome), Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Turkey, Cyprus and others in the future.
Details of the agreement between Sparkle and Google
Thanks to its flexible design, BlueMed will support direct and uninterrupted connections throughout the Mediterranean basin with unprecedented levels of latency and spectral efficiency, but also sophisticated regional subsystems based on the specific needs of customers. Furthermore, Sparkle’s new neutral landing station in Genoa, directly connected to the rich digital ecosystem of Milan, aims to become the preferred route for future submarine cables in search of diversified access on the western European coast and therefore a new hub for the traffic between Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
The operation of Blue and Raman is expected in 2024, while the Tyrrhenian part of BlueMed will be active already in 2022. “We are very proud to strengthen our collaboration with Google with this cutting-edge intercontinental infrastructure”, comments Elisabetta Romano, CEO of Sparkle. “With Blue & Raman Submarine Cable Systems, Sparkle strengthens its capabilities in strategic routes between Asia, the Middle East and Europe and the extension of BlueMed consolidates its presence in the Mediterranean area”.