Interoute to supply over 1,000KM of dark fibre routes in south west Europe

Created April 18, 2018
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Global cloud and network provider Interoute has signed a deal with an unnamed global internet technology company to deliver over 1,000 kilometres of dark fibre across south west Europe.

With growing European end-user requirements, the expanded capacity from Interoute will provide business critical assurance for the internet technology company’s platform. This will enable the organisation to deliver high performance for a range of bandwidth and processing-intensive application workloads.

Joel Stradling, Research Director at Global Data, said, “Interoute stands out in the market with its wholesale dark fibre. As owner-operator of a large and advanced pan-European fibre and data network, its strong Mediterranean presence supports customers including OTTs and internet giants with getting close to new and existing cable systems coming into the region.”

In February of this year, it was announced that Interoute is to be bought by the cloud networking provider GTT for approximately €1.9 billion (USD2.3 billion) in cash.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.