03 July 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
German dark fibre carrier GasLine is planning to expand its network to Amsterdam in the Netherlands and into Switzerland.
GasLine, owned by
Germany’s regional natural gas distribution
companies, has already agreed a deal with its Swiss opposite
number, GasCom, to interconnect their networks at Basel on the
GasCom has a similar background, being owned by three natural
gas distribution companies that cover Switzerland and
neighbouring Liechtenstein. It offers dark fibre connections as
well as active optical systems and IP services to telehouses
and data centres.
Meanwhile GasLine in Germany is starting to offer 10G and 100G
wavelength services as well as pure dark fibre. "With dark
fibre clients typically sign up for many years but we want to
offer something that’s shorter term," said an
executive at Capacity Europe East in Sofia this week.
However GasLine has still not agreed a deal with a partner to
take its network into Amsterdam in the Netherlands. "We are
talking to a number of possible partners," said the
GasLine’s network covers all of Germany from the
Polish border to the south of Bavarian. The connection towards
Amsterdam will be made at the company’s point of
presence in Venlo, west of Düsseldorf.