Telia Carrier and Bulk are working together to connect Norway more directly to the rest of Europe in a project for the Norwegian Communications Authority. The two are working on the 'Havsil' cable, which will connect Kristiansand, Norway and Esbjerg, Denmark.
Nearly all traffic between Norway and the rest of Europe has long passed through one of a couple routes through Sweden. This new infrastructure will lower latency to Frankfurt and provide for connectivity to Oslo and beyond. Havsil will connect up to the transatlantic Havfrue cable as well as the Havhingsten cable system in Esbjerg .
The plan will put Telia in two data centers owned by Bulk Infrastructure, adding new PoPs to its network in OS-IX in Oslo and the hyperscale N01 Campus in Kristiansand. The new cable is expected to be ready for service by the end of 2021, with the new backbone route ready to go at the start of 2022.
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