Dutch provider of unlit fiber optics, Relined Fiber Network, has added 14,500 km of German fiber-optic infrastructure to its Netherlands/Germany-based, cross-border network portfolio. Relined already owns a dark fiber metro network in Frankfurt, with redundant access to a large number of data centers in this area.
Together with preferred suppliers, Relined now has 28,500 km of “high-quality” dark fiber infrastructure available in the Netherlands and Germany. Dark Fiber, or unlit fiberglass, is a term for fiberglass to which no active equipment is yet connected. The active equipment is required for sending and receiving data through the fiber optic and is purchased and managed by Relined’s customers themselves.
Relined’s decision to expand in Germany would be motivated by the growing need for connectivity in this country. In order to be able to offer Netherlands-based and cross-border coverage, Relined continuously invests in the expansion of its network through collaborations and acquisitions. The company would limit itself to the rental of unused dark fiber infrastructure.
Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland
Relined’s fiber-optic infrastructure in the Netherlands and Germany provides access to locations including data centers, offices and care institutions. Through its added fiber-optic infrastructure in Germany, Relined can provide dark fiber connections between various city centers. For local and regional end-points where there is no presence, cooperation is sought on the basis of the requested business case.
In addition, the Relined cross-border network would offer access to networks in the surrounding countries of Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Austria. New interconnections to Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland are under construction. On top of its dark fiber network covering the Netherlands and Germany, Relined operates a sea cable between the Netherlands and Denmark.