Deep Blue One is a 2,000 km cable connecting French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago, with the opportunity to connect offshore oil and gas rigs on the back of the industry boom in the Caribbean and Latin America region. The French Guiana leg to Trinidad is 1,600 km long.
Deep Blue One has five branching units, with two to eight fibre pairs in each segment, offering a minimum of 12Tbps capacity per fibre pair.
Deep Blue One cable is routed to be able to connect the many offshore oil and gas rigs and the build will include new cable landings in Trinidad, Tobago – with a new route between Trinidad and Tobago – and Suriname.
Digicel, a leading operator in the Caribbean and headquartered in Jamaica, and Orange partner on the Deep Blue One.
Orange acts as landing party in Cayenne for the French Guiana branch and operates the Cable landing station on behalf of Digicel while its subsidiary Orange Marine will be in charge of laying the cable. And Deep Blue One will complement Orange existing fully owned 1746 km long Kanawa cable, which was commissioned early 2019 as well as Orange’s existing networks based on Americas-2, ECFS, CBUS. This new system offers a secure and adaptive solution in the region to respond to increasing broadband customer requirements.
Deep Blue One cable project is expected to complete in early 2024, with cable installation beginning in mid-2023.