Orange announced plans to invest EUR 35 million in a submarine fibre-optic cable that will deliver additional bandwidth capacity in the French overseas markets of Guyana, Martinique and Guadeloupe, starting from the second half of 2018. With a capacity of 5 Tbps, the 1,900-km cable will interconnect with the existing ECFS network to meet the expected growth in internet traffic and ensure a good quality of service for Orange and other ISPs, for which access offers will be made available.
Orange also confirmed its planned network investment in Guyana, where 3,000 premises have already access to FTTH services. The company has already committed to cover 100 percent of households in the capital Cayenne and the nearby residential suburbs of Remire-Monjoly. Meanwhile, the deployment of LTE services has been accelerated and is now expected to reach 80 percent population coverage by the end of the year.