After raising money earlier this year, euNetworks has announced another major new project putting some of that capital to work. They’re building out new network from the duct on up to add high fiber counts and multiple routes out to Slough, west of London.
euNetworks already had connectivity to Slough at other layers of the network of course, primarily as part of their low latency business. This expansion will take some of their unused assets, new construction, and the procurement of existing ducts to give them a deep dark fiber infrastructure there as well.
By the end of this year, euNetworks will have 300km of London duct and fiber infrastucture, and will have already hooked up the first of some 25 additional data centers to their network. Slough has emerged as one of Europe’s largest data center clusters, and having a fully independent and diverse footprint both to and within such a key area will pay dividends for a long time to come.
Metro London is not the only place euNetworks is adding infrastructure right now. Last week they added a dark fiber route to Stockholm and added leased capacity to Moscow as well.
However, it’s interesting that their expansions have all been of the organic variety so far. European network M&A may still be on the menu, but the process definitely isn’t accelerating the way it did in the US a few years back.
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