Marseille, France (PortSEurope) February 14, 2019 – The port of Marseille-Fos has announced the construction of new subsea cable landing infrastructure which will provide a reliable and convenient plug & play interface for subsea cables coming from all over the world to the Marseille area.
The port will deliver the first phase of the dedicated infrastructure by Q3 2019, which can host up to six cables. A one-stop shop system within the French administration for permitting process will be implemented simultaneously in Marseille to facilitate applications. The port aims to offer a fully integrated landing solution to clients, building secure facilities tailored to accommodate the Power Feed Equipment of subsea cables.
The Port of Marseille-Fos is now fully positioned as a maritime digital gateway, not only ideally positioned at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia, but also benefitting from a favourable seabed for this type of infrastructure. Connecting submarine cables through the Port of Marseille also makes sense given the current location of carrier-neutral data centres, both within and near the port area.
The port authority says that the investment is yet another landmark in the development of the French Smart Port in the Med, a port that is always at the forefront of innovation in order to create value for the region in a digitalized world.
The port is working with Interxion, a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, which has two odata centres – MRS2 and MRS3 – located within the port’s area.
The port will deliver the first phase of the dedicated infrastructure for subsea cables by Q.3 2019.
Source: Port de Marseille Fos
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