GlobalConnect Plans New Nordic Fiber Build

September 14th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

The Northern and Western European fiber operator GlobalConnect has unveiled a major new infrastructure project through the heart of its footprint.  The plans call for the deployment of a 'mega capacity fiber cable' stretching from the far northern Sweden down to the German capital of Berlin.

The project is aimed at the wholesale, hyperscale marketplace, offering a new diverse route between Berlin and Stockholm and destinations beyond.  Details are sparse, but the map on GlobalConnect's site suggests a subsea cable hopping between several islands in the Baltic before coming ashore near Stockholm and proceeding along the coast to the north.  GlobalConnect hopes to complete the project within 12 months.

GlobalConnect is owned by EQT, which consolidated the assets of the former GlobalConnect with IP-Only and Broadnet a couple of years ago.  The company operates 84,000km of fiber and 27,000 square meters of data center space spread across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Finland. This new buildout will put a modern backbone in place at a time when interest in Nordic tech investments is growing rapidly.  

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