Cinia to connect C-Lion1 to Equinix data centres
Finland’s Cinia plans to link the new C-Lion1 submarine cable system between Germany and Finland to Equinix data centres in Frankfurt and Helsinki
The company said that the connection will have a capacity of 144 Tbps to enable data centre providers to benefit from Finland’s cool climate, strict privacy laws and low energy pricing.
“Efficient data centres and reliable network infrastructure are the
Equinix data centres in Frankfurt are business hubs for more than 800 companies and more than 400 network providers and provide a direct access to DE-CIX, the largest internet exchange point in the world, along with
Six Equinix data centres in Helsinki provide conveniently located colocation facilities and a wide range of value-added services with a latency level equivalent to a location in a Frankfurt suburb.
“The C-Lion1 submarine cable system will provide greater interconnection capabilities for high-performance applications in central and northern Europe,” said Eric Schwartz, EMEA president of Equinix.
“The growth and rapid evolution of the digital economy demand ever-increasing levels of network performance and capacity. At Equinix, we are committed to connecting the world’s leading business
“DRG has been a trusted advisor through every phase of our undersea cable project and we look forward to their continued support as we enter operations,” said Joensuu.
“The globally-recognized subsea experts at DRG and UCC will help us make these services available to a broader market,” said
“Network operators continually seek to improve resiliency and latency performance,” added Eric Gutshall, founder and global head of asset and capacity sales of UCC. “C-Lion1 is a terrific asset that supports both. The timing for this next phase of the relationship couldn’t be better with C-Lion1 planning to enter commercial service later this month.”