Arelion (formerly Telia Carrier) has announced that its newest network backbone route extension in Norway has been completed. The new fiber link would increase the resilience, capacity, and variety of connections between Norway and the rest of the globe via continental Europe.
The Norwegian Communications Authority granted Arelion (then Telia Carrier) the contract to develop a new underground Internet route for Norway in July 2020. The project’s purpose was to increase resilience in the case of a catastrophic crisis affecting connection, as well as to ensure that the region’s future connectivity demands could be fulfilled.
The new 750-kilometer fiber link connects Oslo, Norway, to Esbjerg, Denmark, and then to Arelion’s pan-European network. Bulk Fiber Networks’ OS-IX DC in Oslo and Bulk Fiber Networks’ N01 DC in Kristiansand are both new PoPs (Points of Presence) sites. The new link would double the region’s available capacity and support additional data center infrastructure, guaranteeing that future traffic demands are addressed for years to come.
IP, Wavelength, Ethernet
“This new secure route for electronic communications, which was awarded to Arelion, will help Norway address its growing and diverse traffic needs to Europe,” said Elise K. Lindeberg, Director, Security Department at the Norwegian Communications Authority. “It will provide increased connectivity security for our nation, in the event of serious incidents occurring.”
IP, Wavelength, and Ethernet services are all accessible through Arelion on the new route, ensuring that clients have access to state-of-the-art secure connection to the European continent that meets the demands of all cloud providers, data centers, and organizations. Bulk Fiber Networks created the HAVSIL subsea cable, which is used in one segment of the new route.
“Resilient and secure connectivity across the globe has never been more important,” said Staffan Göjeryd, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Arelion. “Ensuring Norway’s access to Internet through this new, diverse route to the European continent really embodies our company mission, to keep the world connected.”