euNetworks today formally launched a new ultra-low latency route this morning, bringing Frankfurt and Zurich rather closer together. The new route takes advantage of the assets purchased last year in the Fibrelac acquisition, demonstrating the progress they've made in integrating the Swiss footprint into the rest of their European footprint.
The round trip delay between Frankfurt in Zurich of 4.65ms cuts 9% off of the prior fastest route, so clearly they did more than merely hook up the additional 360km of Alpine fiber Fibrelac brought to the table. When combined with the 0.18ms reduction on their London-Frankfurt route this past February, it brings the London-Zurich figure down to 12.58ms. The new ultra-low latency routes boost euNetworks' position in the financial vertical along this key backbone all the way through to Milan.
euNetworks has been rather quiet for the past two quarters, during which it became privately held after its private equity backers bought the rest of the company and de-listed it from the Singapore Exchange. That move substantially increased the company's flexibility for future expansions, both organic and inorganic.
Today's news is of the organic variety, of course. But with lots of European fiber assets at least nominally in play, I figure it is only a matter of time before they find another asset like Fibrelac to acquire and integrate, or someone else finds them.
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