euNetworks boosts optical connectivity in Ireland and Netherlands

Created August 10, 2018
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Pan-European optical networks provider euNetworks has completed fibre network investment projects using its dc connect solution in both Ireland and the Netherlands. With its solution, the company can deliver capacity from 1Gb Ethernet to 100G metro wavelengths.


Earlier this year, euNetworks was acquired by New York venture capital firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, which planned to plough in $500m to build out the company’s existing network.


euNetworks directly connects into more than 350 data centres across Europe, and is a cloud connectivity provider, directly connecting 14 cloud platforms with access to a further seven. In Dublin, the firm is now offering customers access to an interconnected network of “near instant” capacity between 15 data centres in the city.


EuNetworks has owned and operated a fibre network in Dublin for a number of years. The acquisition of Inland Fibre in 2015 added routes along canalways, alternative access to key data centres and links to business parks.


In Hilversum in the Netherlands, again with dc connect, the company is now supporting existing media clients in the region. Hilversum joins other Dutch cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht with pre-deployed capacity to 34 data centres in-country.

The company first rolled out dc connect in London in 2014. Since then, the solution has been added to eight of the company’s 14 fibre-based city networks, including Frankfurt, Paris, Manchester, the Dutch sites and through key locations in Switzerland.

The company’s intercity backbone covers 49 cities in 15 countries across Europe. “Our dc connect solution has delivered strong growth since we first rolled it out,” said Brady Rafuse, chief executive officer of euNetworks. “We carefully select the data centres we enable with this solution, working closely with our customers and data centre operators. We will continue to invest in the solution across our footprint through 2018 to meet the demands of our customers.”


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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation