Maritime connectivity boosted with US to Nordics subsea network deal

Created January 30, 2020
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New Jersey cable landing station campus NJFX has seen Telenor Maritime expand its US presence through the facility. Telenor Maritime is establishing a direct connection to Norway via the new 7200km Havfrue subsea cable system, which connects the US at NJFX to mainland Northern Europe via the North Atlantic. NJFX is home to four subsea cable systems and seven independent US fibre-based backhaul providers. The facility offers direct access to TGN1, TGN2 and Seabras, and the campus is the subsea cable landing of HAVFRUE/AEC2 as well as for Wall-LI in the future. Focused on boosting marine to shore connectivity, Telenor Maritime offers ships and rigs cyber-secure digital infrastructures and the capability to wirelessly transmit large amounts of data.

“Telenor Maritime will be one of the first telecom operators to take advantage of Bulk Infrastructure’s Nordic Gateway at NJFX,” said Gil Santaliz, CEO at NJFX. “This gateway will directly connect US content, cloud and service providers with the Nordics, unlocking the many capabilities related to sustainable digital services and emissions-free hydropower in that region.”

Lars-Erik Lunøe, CEO at Telenor Maritime, said, “We will access the new Havfrue subsea cable and offer direct connections from the US east coast to the Bulk Infrastructure data centre campus in Norway which hosts our new core site.” He added, “We chose the NJFX SSAE 16/18 certified infrastructure due to its rich ecosystem of global connectivity providers and subsea cable systems, as well as for its close proximity to the satellite teleport in Holmdel, New Jersey. We are well on our way to unlocking the Nordics and enabling new capabilities for our clients globally.”

Telenor Maritime, owned by Telenor Group, offers all mobile access technologies, including 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi and VSAT, to ships and offshore platforms.

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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