Unitirreno Submarine Network S.p.A. ("Unitirreno") announced significant progress in developing its advanced subsea cable system, bringing it closer to completion milestones and its targeted Ready-for-Service date, which is set for the second quarter of 2025.

 

Key recent achievements include:

  1. Trunk Landing Permits Secured: Unitirreno has successfully obtained environmental permits in strategic locations including Mazara del Vallo, Genoa and Rome. These trunk landing permits are crucial in establishing major connection points within the subsea cable network, ensuring seamless integration and operation. With these permits in hand, the company is strategically positioned to accelerate efforts towards securing new anchor tenants.

  2. Qualification of the 24 Fiber Pair System Completed: The Unitirreno subsea cable, featuring a 24 fiber pair system, is the first of its kind in the Mediterranean region to achieve full qualification of subsea repeaters and optical cables. This milestone highlights Unitirreno's commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology and reliable connectivity solutions to meet the region’s evolving needs in the digital era.

  3. Manufacturing Underway: Manufacturing of the Unitirreno cable system and associated equipment is now in progress, led by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN). This phase of the project is progressing according to schedule, with meticulous attention to detail and integration of cutting-edge technology ensuring optimal performance upon deployment.

The Unitirreno subsea cable system is poised to significantly enhance regional connectivity in the Mediterranean. This project represents a major stride in meeting the growing demand for reliable communication infrastructure linking the region with the most important Internet Exchange points in Europe.