Kanawa cable system is a 1,746-kilometer cable linking Kourou in French Guiana and Schœlcher in Martinique, with two fiber pairs and 100*100 Gbps DWDM technology, delivering up to 10 Tbps capacity per fiber pair.
Kanawa means “large canoe” in the language of the native Kalina who once populated the West Indies.
Kanawa cable system increases in traffic and diversify the connection points to enable a better quality of service between French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Kanawa cab;e system interconnects with the existing ECFS (East Caribbean Fiber System) to offer a direct link between French Guiana and the American continent.
Kanawa cable system is built, owned and operated by Orange, supplied by ASN, with an total investment of €35 million.
Kanawa cable system was ready for service in January 2019.