Crosslake Fibre picks Interxion for UK and France connectivity

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Crosslake Fibre has selected Interxion to deliver direct interconnection from Interxion's Paris Campus to the CrossChannel Fibre System.

Due to go live by the end of 2021, the CrossChannel Fibre System is the first new subsea cable to be built across the English Channel in nearly twenty years, creating a low-latency, diverse interconnection between Paris and the UK.

"Interxion's Paris data centres are home to a thriving community of networks, enterprises, content providers, as well as financial, gaming, and media companies that will all benefit from the CrossChannel Fibre System's diverse routing, high capacity and low latency," said Fergus Innes, senior vice president at Crosslake Fibre.

Interxion's Paris campus is comprised of seven data centres and is currently undergoing major expansion with the construction of the Interxion Paris Digital Park and will provide a landing point for subsea cables, such as the CrossChannel Fibre System.

"The CrossChannel Fibre System will provide the shortest path between Paris and the UK, a critical benefit for our latency sensitive customers,” said Mike Hollands, senior director of market development at Digital Realty.

“In addition, the system follows a new, physically separate route from Paris to the UK, enabling our customers to enhance the resilience of their networks and efficiently overcome data gravity challenges."

According to the recent Data Gravity Index DGx, which measures the creation, aggregation and private exchange of enterprise data across 53 global metros, London and Paris are among the cities with the greatest intensity of data gravity in the world, along with Amsterdam, Dublin and Frankfurt in Europe.

"The CrossChannel Fibre System will alleviate the effect of being weighed down by data gravity, by opening up a new route for data to move efficiently between businesses,” adds Hollands.

“This is particularly important for London and Paris as, according to the Data Gravity Index DGx, London and Paris are one of the world's most interconnected city pairings – coming in second after London and Amsterdam."