EXA’s Investments in Greece Reach Crete

November 30th, 2023 by · Leave a Comment

EXA Infrastructure has been putting some significant effort into its footprint in southeastern Europe this year. Today that effort is taking them across the Aegean Sea to directly connect Crete to their fiber network and bring bandwidth to the mythical home of the minotaur.

The newly announced plan will add 550km of new DWDM system leveraging two fiber routes landing in Chania. One will connect to Athens, and the other to the Peloponnese peninsula where it leverages terrestrial fiber to reach up to Preveza on Greece’s west coast.

The new routes enable EXA to better capitalize on their other investments in the Trans Adriatic Express and the Ionian cable systems. They also recently moved into Lancom’s Balkan Gate data center in Thessaloniki. Taken together, EXA clearly sees demand in southeastern Europe broadly, and especially in Greece.

There does seem to be a move in the industry to make Crete the next Mediterranean interconnection hub, following in the footsteps of Palermo in providing diversity from Marseille. Indeed, for a long time infrastructure buildouts seem to have bypassed Greece in favor of other options.

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Categories: Fiber Networks · Interconnection · Undersea cables

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