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Unitirreno Submarine Network (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.

Unitirreno has secured environmental permits in key locales such as Mazara del Vallo, Genoa, and Rome. Renato Brunetti, CEO of Unitirreno commented, “These permits are not only essential for establishing critical connection points within our subsea network but are also a significant milestone in our journey toward delivering enhanced regional connectivity to support evolving business requirements."

Furthermore, the Unitirreno subsea cable, boasting a 24-fiber pair system, marks a pioneering achievement in the Mediterranean region by attaining full qualification of subsea repeaters and optical cables. This milestone underscores Unitirreno's dedication to delivering state-of-the-art technology and dependable connectivity solutions to address the evolving demands of the digital era in the region.

Concurrently, the manufacturing of the Unitirreno cable system and its associated equipment is underway, overseen by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN). This phase of the project is proceeding as planned, with meticulous attention to detail and the integration of cutting-edge technology to ensure optimal performance upon deployment.

Andrea Cornetti, President of Unitirreno said, “The expertise and technology contributed by ASN to the manufacturing process, combined with the marine capabilities relevant to survey and installation of Elettra Tlc S.p.A., further reinforce Unitirreno's mission-critical position to deliver much needed capacity for the region.”

The Unitirreno subsea cable system stands ready to improve regional connectivity across the Mediterranean. This endeavor marks a substantial leap forward in addressing the escalating need for dependable communication infrastructure, facilitating vital links between the region and Europe's foremost Internet Exchange points.