Bulk and Tampnet partner on connectivity
24 October 2017 | Natalie Bannerman
Bulk Infrastructure and Tampnet International Carrier have entered into a strategic partnership enabling connectivity between the two.
Specifically the link between Bulk Infrastructure and Tampnet International Carrier will connect the UK and Continental Europe, to Norway’s two data centres the N01 campus and Oslo Internet Exchange.
As a result of the partnership, Bulk customers can access up to 7-8 TWh of renewable energy at their N01 Campus, with the lowest power price in Europe.
Commenting on the partnership, Peder Naerboe, chairman of Bulk Infrastructure, said: “Many of the European customers are less familiar with Norway so we wanted a strong network partner to extend our infrastructure offer to include capacity and spectrum products as well as dark fibre to the FLAP-markets. Tampnet is a well-known specialist in the North Sea which is the only element between N01 Campus and the major European markets”.
Additionally, the agreement will enable direct, diverse, high-capacity fibre routes for Bulk Infrastructure’s customers between Norway and the FLAP markets (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris).
Bulk Infrastructure connects its hyperscale N01 Campus in South Norway and its Oslo Internet Exchange (OS-IX) with a combination of Tampnet’s and Bulk’s own networks
N01 Campus is a 300 hectares industrial park located in South Norway and utilises renewable energy. The scalable campus requires high capacity fibre networks for their international customers.
“We are extremely pleased to see that our efforts within the International Carrier division is paying off in yet another sector - the existing telecommunication infrastructure out of Norway is indeed both strong and diverse, with enormous amounts of spare capacity”, added Per Helge Svensson, CEO of Tampnet.
Tampnet already operates four separate fibre routes out of Norway with low latency networks to England, Scotland, Sweden and Denmark.
“We have been working many years to improve Norwegian connectivity and we have completed a new dark fibre network both nationally and internationally to support carriers to connect to Norway. This agreement with Tampnet allows us to focus further on extending our own subsea fiber network to other regions like Germany, Ireland and US East Coast”, continued Naerboe.
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