A gateway

Provence: A digital territory

Traditionally a land of exchange of material flows, Provence has now become a land of exchange of immaterial flows - to keep pace with our information society.

A capital city, Marseille confirms its position as a regional, national and international platform for communication networks, particularly to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with the installation of the Sea-Me-We 4 and Med Cable telecommunications submarine networks.


The Sea-Me-We 4 telecommunications submarine network nearly spans 20,000 km (12,400 miles), linking Marseilles to 14 countries all the way to Singapore. It has 32 times the initial capacity of the previous Sea-Me-We 3 system. With a maximum capacity of 1.28 Terabit per second, it handles up to one million simultaneous telephone conversations over 20,000 km (12,400 miles)!

The Med Cable network connects Marseilles to Algiers and Annaba spanning 1,300 km (800 miles). The system is designed to enable future extensions towards the west and east of the Mediterranean basin.

Investing in Provence is investing in a digital area and a gateway and maximizing the exchange of material and immaterial flows.