EXA Deploys Infinera Gear on TAE, Takes on FibreConnect Buildout

March 21st, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

EXA Has been busy in southern and southeastern Europe this week, with two interesting infrastructure announcements this week. They are leveraging Infinera’s gear on the Trans Adriatic Express, and they have been tapped by FibreConnect to build backbone infrastructure.

EXA Infrastructure has deployed Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent optical solution on the TAE system. TAE leverages the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, which has connected southern Italy to Turkey via Albania and Greece since it went live three years or so ago. It crosses the water from Melendugno to the Albanian capital of Tirana, and connects on to Istanbul with branches to Sofia and Athens.

Meanwhile, FibreConnect is putting together a wholesale-only Italian footprint. Formed just last year, the company plans to serve ISPs via fiber between and within “Industrial and Artisanal Areas” across Italy, delivering capacity up to 10Tbps. EXA Infrastructure will help them put that backbone in place, no doubt leveraging the former Interoute footprint they inherited.

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