The pan-European bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks is expanded its reach further southward recently. They have built out duct-based, high fiber count metro networks within the two major markets of Milan and Madrid.
The move follows last year’s longhaul dark fiber expansion through southern France into Spain and Italy. It also follows an eastward expansion into Vienna earlier this year, organically adding longhaul reach to go with the purchase of Onstage Online and a metro network there.
In Madrid their initial footprint covers 60km of new build duct and sewer-based network stretching from center city to the north and to the southeast. They have four data centers online initially, with connectivity into the city’s Silicon Alley and financial districts. In Milan they have built out 118km hooking up 8 data centers initially, with a unique north route from Via Caldera to DATA4. In both cases they are focusing on dark fiber and wavelength opportunities.
euNetworks has steadily expanded from a tightly focused western European operator into a full pan-European footprint, but there are a few corners they’d probably like to reach if they can find the economic reason to do it. Longhaul reach into markets deeper within Eastern Europe and southward toward Romee perhaps would fit the bill, but I’d bet on a bit of metro depth in Scandinavia next.
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