Bulk Fiber completes HAVSIL subsea route to Europe

Created September 30, 2021
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Nordic infrastructure provider Bulk Fiber Networks, says it has completed the of construction of its high-capacity HAVSIL submarine cable. Selected by the Norwegian Communications Authority as the new main secure fibre system for the nation’s international data traffic, the express route is the shortest, connecting Norway with continental Europe. Norway has a National Strategy for becoming a data centre destination, and HAVSIL is a key enabler to this strategy by providing a direct high-capacity route to connect data centres in Norway with Europe in a more accessible and secure way.

“We are very pleased to have completed the subsea section of HAVSIL ahead of time and with successful burial all the way,” says Peder Nærbø, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Bulk Infrastructure. “HAVSIL will play an important role for National and International data security and support the growing ecosystem of sustainable digital infrastructure in the Nordic. We can now offer high fibre count and the lowest latency route between any Norwegian data centre location and key markets in continental Europe”

The 120 km, 96-fibre-pair cable was manufactured in Germany, was transported and laid using a multi-purpose offshore vessel. The cable spans Skagerrak, the strait separating Norway and Denmark, and joins a new terrestrial segment running down Denmark’s west coast, avoiding the more traditional routes to form a diverse new express route to Norway. The end points include Bulk’s highly scalable N01 data centre campus in Kristiansand, Norway, and the strategically located DK01 data centre campus in Esbjerg, Denmark.

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This article was written
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.