Global Parks and EllaLink partner to launch Sines Tech Hub

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The EllaLink Group and Portugal’s Global Parks are partnering to promote the Sines Tech - Innovation & Data Centre Hub in Sines, Portugal.

The hub, which will see EllaLink as the inaugural customer, is a next-generation innovation and data centre hub in Portugal, which is strategically positioned for the joint development of subsea cable systems and data centre infrastructures.

“EllaLink’s project offering high capacity connectivity between Europe, Latin America and Africa marks the launching of our Sines Tech - Innovation & Data Center Hub,” said Filipe Costa, aicep Global Parks’ CEO.

“The Sines Industrial and Logistics Zone in Portugal is a perfect place for a data centre hub as it provides a large area of open industrial land with high-power density, offering all the infrastructure and utilities needed for telecoms usage.”

It combines, in one location, “open access” to cost-effective land, high power density networks including access to nearby solar panels parks, high availability backhaul routes to Madrid and Lisbon, as well as a robust and secure subsea cable landing site. Construction works are planned to launch in 2021.

Diego Matas, chief operating officer of EllaLink, added: “I am delighted to announce our collaboration with Global Parks in promoting Sines as a new Atlantic hub addressing the demand for diverse data centre connectivity and an alternative cable landing site in Portugal.

“EllaLink evaluated multiple landing locations during the project development phase and Sines was the optimum fit. Sines Tech will provide an environmentally friendly integrated subsea and terrestrial solution for all our customers and partners alike, supporting EllaLink’s open access and carrier neutral philosophy.”