Relined GmbH was officially established in 2017 with the goal of expanding the network further over the country's borders. Now, the rental of dark-fibre connections will start outside the Netherlands. More than 20 data centres are linked to the metro network in Frankfurt, including the data centres of Colt, Digital Realty, Equinix, e-Shelter and Interxion. Starting today, connections can be provided among on-net data centres in Frankfurt for fixed rates. Starting from September 2018, the network will be optimised so that connections can be delivered within 1-3 weeks.
"We are growing rapidly. As an independent lessor of dark fibre, Relined focuses not only on the Netherlands, but also on all of Western Europe. With our metro network in Frankfurt, we have taken another step toward achieving this goal," says Jan Willem Tom, Managing Director of Relined.
At the end of last year, Relined publicised the expansion of its network in the Netherlands by more than 7000 km via a collaboration with BT. With this, Relined has achieved a nationwide and high-density expansion of its network in the Netherlands. With this expansion, plus a city ring in Frankfurt and the commissioning of the COBRA data cable (sea cable) between Eemshaven and Denmark at the end of this year, significant steps have already been taken. With the network extensions to Denmark and Germany, Relined follows its shareholder TenneT, which is present in the Netherlands and Germany with its electricity network and is working on a connection toward Denmark (COBRA data cable).