The Unitirreno cable has a total cable length of approximately 1,030 kilometers, with its main trunk connecting Mazara del Vallo to Genoa (890km) and a branch to Rome (140km).
The Unitirreno cable will be the first 24-fiber-pair Open Cable system in the Mediterranean Region delivering cutting-edge submarine technologies to support continuously increasing national and international bandwidth requirements.
The strategically planned Unitirreno submarine cable network will support Genoa development and deliver strategic landing points for intercontinental cables from Asia, the Middle East and Africa while providing a new route to major digital infrastructure hubs across Europe. To facilitate and enable OTTs, Carriers and Cable Consortiums to have a secure, low-latency alternative to Marseille as a cable landing hub in the Mediterranean.
The Unitirreno cable project is developed by Italian Unidata, in a partnership with Pioneer Consulting for overall system consultancy and marine permit, and Ellettra (a subsidiary of Orange Marine) for marine deployment. The system is supplied by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN).
The Unitirreno Open Cable System is based on 24 fiber pairs, end-2-end Mazara-Genoa Trunk Infrastructure, with: