Last year GlobalConnect started deploying a mega capacity fiber cable from the very north of Sweden all the way to Berlin. Last week it reached a new milestone: deploying the fiber cable on the seabed off the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, to connect Sweden with Denmark.
The cable will secure high-speed connectivity and capacity to new and existing customers in the region, but will also future-proof the Nordics as an attractive area for global tech industry investments. The project will primarily cater to GlobalConnect’s wholesale business, GlobalConnect Carrier, targeting tech giants’ high-capacity needs, carriers as well as system integrators.
The largest digital infrastructure project
“This is the largest digital infrastructure project we’ve seen in the Nordics in recent years. Robust and future-proof infrastructure for high-capacity data is crucial to global technology companies looking at the Nordics as a potential area of establishment,” Regina Donato Dahlström, CEO of GlobalConnect Carrier said when the project went underway.
The backbone fiber cable used in this project can handle three million times more data than standard cables commonly used to connect private households. This type of mega capacity fiber cable is essential in order to transport large amounts of data in and out from the Nordics to Europe and the rest of the world. The project is supposed to finalize later this year.