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Today Orange landed the “AMITIE” submarine telecommunications cable on a beach in the district of Le Porge, near Bordeaux (Gironde). With nearly 800km of fibre optic cable laid, this stage represents the first step of the cable’s roll-out.  Commissioning is scheduled for early 2022. Orange announced its involvement in the cable just last month. “With this new agreement, we are again demonstrating our skills and expertise in transatlantic submarine cables. Against the backdrop of a boom in international traffic, the arrival of these increasingly efficient, cutting-edge submarine cables reinforces the strategic and national advantage linked to submarine cables. Orange continues to play a leading role in this global market and is committed to developing infrastructure to connect France to other continents…

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