The pan-European network operator EXA Infrastructure has made some investments in its subsea capabilities across the Atlantic. Yesterday they announced new partnerships with NJFX and and Bulk Infrastructure, and just this morning they added the Amitié cable to their route list.
NJFX, of course, runs the carrier neutral colo, interconnection, and landing station down on the Jersey Shore, an hour south of New York City. It is also the landing station for Bulk’s Havfrue cable system, which EXA is leveraging for connectivity over to Denmark and Norway. They will be establishing an new PoP at NJFX’s facility, giving them a new gateway into not just New York City, but the MidAtlantic as a whole.
Meanwhile, EXA has also added bandwidth on the Amitié cable system, which connects Lynn MA with Le Porge over in France, with a branch into the UK as well. That gives them a total of six transatlantic options they can offer customers, with the three cables of their own plus Amitié, Dunante, and Havfrue — three of the newest, most modern cables under the ocean.
Since its creation under the umbrella of I Squared Capital, EXA has put some real effort into bolstering its infrastructure on many fronts. I do wonder if they have an appetite for consolidation as well. Given their foothold on the US east coast and willingness to invest, something on this side of the Atlantic that is complementary to their European depth probably isn’t out of the question given their deep pockets.
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