One year after the company’s launch, EXA Infrastructure is looking to put more resources to work across its footprint. Today they have revealed projects that will add 8,400 route kilometers of fiber, which adds to the 7,000 they put on the table in May.
In the Balkans, EXA will be building a new 830km link connecting Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Udinese. The buildout will help create a new, low-latency alternative from western Europe to Istanbul.
In southern Europe they are investing in 600km of fiber between the Spanish markets of Barcelona, Zaragoza, and Bilbao. That will provide a more direct way to connect transatlantic cables with those starting in the western Mediterranean with service to the Middle East and East Asia. Also in the works are metro links in the Barcelona metro area as well as a colocation expansion in Milan.
And in Western Europe they will be building fiber between Ghent and Brussels in Belgium, and upgrading a route between Brussels and Frankfurt. They plan to add a new route between Milan and Zurich as well.
Meanwhile, they’ll be upgrading their DWDM equipment with Infinera’s 400Gbps optical technology. Infinera of course had a long relationship with Interoute, whose footprint made up much of the former GTT’s terrestrial infrastructure business that EXA now operates.
This is an ambitious set of projects that will keep EXA pretty busy over the next year.
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