The Amitié cable system is a 6600 km trans-Atlantic submarine cable connecting Massachusetts in the U.S., Le Porge in France, and Bude in the United Kingdom.
The Amitié consortium comprises Facebook, Microsoft, Aqua Comms, Vodafone (through Cable & Wireless Americas Systems, Inc.). Aqua Comms rebrands its ownership in the Amitié cable system as AEC-3.
The Amitié cable system lands at:
Facebook, through its subsidiary Edge USA, is the landing party for the Lynn landing. Facebook contracts with GTT, the owner of the Lynn Cable Landing Station for the landing facilites. Facebook has more than 80% of majority ownership on the Amitié cable system.
Vodafone, through its indirect subsidiary Apollo Submarine Cable System Limited, is the landing party for the Bude landing.
Orange is the landing party for the Le Porge landing. Orange owns the portion of the Amitié cable system extending 12 nautical miles from the French shore, and grants to the Amitié consortium all their affiliates dark fiber IRUs on that portion of the Amitié cable system. Orange doesn't have any ownership on the Amitié cable system outside of the French water. According to a partnership agreement, Orange acquires two fiber pairs on the Amitié cable system on IRU basis.
The Amitié cable system has a trans-Atlantic system capacity of more than 320Tbps, consists of three segments:
Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) is the turn-key supplier for the Amitié cable project, to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.