Equinix opens Northern Europe digital gateway

Increased interconnection on data route to drive more opportunity for Nordic businesses.

Equinix is working with Eastern Light for its new international fiber optic cable route in northern Europe that will go from Sweden (Stockholm) to Finland (Hanko, Helsinki and Kotka). Along this route the cable will terminate in two Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers — HE6 in Helsinki and SK2 in Stockholm — which are key interconnection points for the Nordics and help facilitate the flow of global internet traffic in and out of the region. The new cable system is repeaterless and uses advanced optical technology that allows it to run directly between the two cities without the need for any additional equipment.

As global enterprises look to capitalize on the business opportunity in the Nordics, they are finding that they also require more capacity to run IT operations including cloud-based applications and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. By connecting to Equinix data centers, Eastern Light and its dark fiber customers can leverage Equinix’s mature business ecosystems and interconnection platform – Platform Equinix™ – which provides unparalleled access to the markets and ecosystems that drive digital business worldwide.


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