OranLink was incorporated in 2004 to carry out a joint project with the leading international Algerian operator Algérie Telecom – whose main purpose is to operate ORVAL, a submarine cable that will connect the western (Oran) and the Capital (Algiers) of Algeria to mainland Spain (Valencia). This cable will provide diversity to Algeria Telecom’s international backbone. This backbone is largely dependent on the SeaMeWe4 system, which connects Annaba in the eastern region of Algeria to Marseilles, France and Palermo, Italy.
IslaLink complements OranLink through the construction and operation of network infrastructure in Marseille for IP and SDH services, which have been operational since August 2011. A terrestrial link between Marseille and Valencia will form an overarching ring to protect the Algerian transmission network for critical services.