Mediterranean Subsea
Infrastructure Operator

Neutral and Independent

Medusa is the new submarine cable system linking the Mediterranean countries


Medusa Submarine Cable System was born to be the new Mediterranean Subsea Infrastructure Operator, neutral & independent.

Medusa interconnects South European countries - Portugal, Spain, France, Italy & Greece - with North African countries - Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Egypt.

West Med: 2024 Q3
East Med: 2025 Q1
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Open Access Submarine Cable System

Medusa has been designed as an Open Access submarine cable system providing a full portfolio of services, including full fiber pairs and half fiber pairs.

Medusa links the countries of the Mediterranean Sea and the European South Eastern Atlantic coast, with three main drivers:

  • North Africa with South Europe connectivity
  • Mediterranean with Atlantic connectivity
  • Mediterranean Islands to mainland connectivity.

Neutral & Independent Infrastructure Operator

open access

Open Access & Cable
Submarine System

open access

One Stop Shopping:
Administrative & Operations

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Metro Ring Fibre backhaul
to DCs

16 landings

Landing Points


Owners of +8.700 km of subsea cable


24 Fiber Pairs
per segment


20 Tbs/
per FP


2024 - 2025


25 years
design life


Choose between Full or Half Fibre Pair,
you decide


Choose from 2 to 16 landing points for your wet segments


RFS: 2024 West Med | 2025 East Med
25 years design life


Medusa operates, mantains and manages it for you


Your Fibre Pair is in our own infrastructure cable system

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Who we are

Medusa belongs to AFR-IX telecom, a private Barcelona-based and European capital company. AFR-IX telecom is an Infrastructure and Telecom Operator with a strong background in submarine systems.

AFR-IX telecom is also owner of the new Barcelona Cable Landing Station, the new Mediterranean open and neutral digital port. Barcelona CLS is ready for service in Q3 2022 and welcoming 2 international submarine cable systems by the end of 2022.

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