In order to give businesses in Europe an easier and more secure way to transport the quickly growing high-bandwidth traffic from these top ten global Internet hubs, Zayo has announced the deployment of a new 400G enabled network route connecting Paris and Marseille. This network route will also include first-in-market network hardening of this crucial route using “next-generation” fiber technologies.
With 24 terabytes of total anticipated capacity per fiber pair, key triversity choices, and 400G enablement, the new Paris-to-Marseille network route from Zayo would enable businesses to manage this capacity expansion and provide secure, reliable connectivity to the rest of Europe and the United States. Zayo claims to be the first provider on the route connecting Paris and Marseille with this “next-generation” fiber, strengthening its network beyond capacity with new fiber technology.
As the landing place for Amitié, a new private transatlantic cable that will link the United States with the United Kingdom and France, the route will also give direct connectivity to Bordeaux. The link will offer direct connectivity to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East once it is ready for service.
Following the completion of its Zeus undersea cable in 2022, which offers solid connection between the UK and continental Europe, Zayo is continuing its overarching ambition to overlay its European backbone and supply high-capacity bandwidth across Europe. Zayo now links 16 significant metro areas, nine nations, and 2.2 million kilometers of fiber across Europe.
“We are continuously expanding, improving and diversifying our network in order to support our customers with their increasing bandwidth,” said Yannick Leboyer, Europe Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Zayo. “With several new subsea cable projects set to deploy in the coming years, Marseille is on its way to becoming one of the top five Internet connectivity hubs globally, and Zayo is uniquely positioned to provide the necessary infrastructure to support this growth. The Paris-to-Marseille route is built to support and transport the fast-paced bandwidth growth and increasingly high demand for connectivity in these markets, giving customers a more reliable, scalable, and secure way to share data to the rest of Europe and the U.S.”
Internet Hubs Paris and Marseille
Paris and Marseille are both major Internet connectivity hubs in France, with both cities serving as important centers for telecommunications and technology.
Paris, as the capital of France, is home to a large number of major telecommunications companies and Internet service providers, as well as many international organizations that focus on technology and innovation. The city is also home to several large data centers and the France-IX, one of the world’s largest Internet exchange points (IXPs), which are used to connect networks and exchange Internet traffic. Additionally, Paris has a well-developed fiber-optic infrastructure, which provides high-speed Internet access to businesses and individuals throughout the city.
The France-IX Paris is located at the Telehouse 2 data center in the Paris suburb of Vélizy-Villacoublay. It is one of the oldest and largest IXPs in Europe and connects many networks from around the world. France-IX Paris is a neutral, non-profit organization that is open to all networks, regardless of their size or location.
Marseille, on the other hand, is home to France-IX Marseille, which is one of the largest Internet exchange points in the Mediterranean region. The exchange point is located in a data center operated by Interxion, one of the city’s carrier-neutral data center providers. The city is also home to several major data centers and is a key point of presence (PoP) for many international telecommunications companies. Marseille’s location on the Mediterranean coast also makes it an important hub for undersea fiber-optic cables, which connect Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Six additional underwater cables, including major entry points to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, are slated to be completed soon in Marseille.