In its first move south of the Alps, this morning euNetworks to add some dark fiber to its network. The company is investing in two diverse longhaul routes taking them to the Marseilles in southern France as well as points in between.
One of the routes takes the French hroute from Paris through Lyon to Marseilles, while the other passes through the Swiss Alps and Milan. There is also a new link in the middle connecting Lyon with Geneva. Along with euNetworks' ongoing organic expansion in Paris, the company clearly has plans to reach much deeper into the French infrastructure market than it has tried to in the past.
The expansion will also establish the company's first foothold on the shores of the Mediterranean and give it direct access to the submarine cables that land there, providing connectivity to the markets of the Middle East and Far East. With contstruction of AAE-1 and SEA-ME-WE-5, there will soon be more backhaul business in the area to be sure. Their initial presence in Marseilles will be at Interxion's MRS1 facility, which has been operational since 2014.