Arelion completes Norway to Continental Europe fibre route

Arelion completes Norway to Continental Europe fibre route

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Arelion, formerly Telia Carrier, confirms the completion of its fibre backbone route expansion in Norway.

According to the company, this new fibre route adds much-needed resilience, capacity and diversity to connections between Norway and the rest of the world, via continental Europe.

“This new secure route for electronic communications, which was awarded to Arelion, will help Norway address its growing and diverse traffic needs to Europe and provide increased connection security for our nation, in the event of serious incidents occurring,” said Elise K. Lindeberg, director of security department at the Norwegian Communications Authority.

The 750km fibre route starts in Oslo, Norway linking to Esbjerg, Denmark where it connects to the wider Arelion pan-European network. It also includes two new points of presence locations, at Bulk Fiber Networks’ OS-IX data centre in Oslo and its N01 data centre in Kristiansand.

Before rebranding as Arelion, Telia Carrier was awarded the contract to build a new subterranean Internet route for Norway in July 2020 by the Norwegian Communications Authority. The aim of the project goal was to provide greater resilience in the event of a serious incident that effects connectivity and futureproofing the region for subsequent connectivity needs by doubling available capacity.

“Resilient and secure connectivity across the globe has never been more important," said Staffan Göjeryd, CEO at Arelion.

"Ensuring Norway’s access to Internet through this new, diverse route to the European continent really embodies our company mission, to keep the world connected.”

Arelion will offer a number of services on the new route including IP, wavelength and Ethernet solutions, meeting the needs of all cloud providers, data centres and enterprises.

One section of the new route employs the HAVSIL subsea cable, that was built by Bulk Fiber Networks. Earlier this month, Havsil completed the construction of the terrestrial segment of the system, while the subsea segment was confirmed in September 2021.

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