Arelion opens new Norwegian fibre route

Created March 21, 2022
News and Business

Arelion, formerly known as Telia Carrier, has completed its latest backbone route expansion between Norway and continental Europe. The company was awarded the contract to build a new subterranean Internet route for Norway by the Norwegian Communications Authority in July 2020. The project goal was to provide greater resilience in the event a serious incident impacting connectivity, and ensuring the future connectivity needs of the region could be met.

The new 750km fibre route runs from Oslo, Norway to Esbjerg, Denmark where it joins the wider Arelion pan-European network.  It also includes two new points of presence locations, in Bulk Fibre Networks’ OS-IX DC in Oslo and Bulks Fibre Networks’ N01 DC in Kristiansand.  The new route doubles available capacity in the region, and will support new data centre infrastructure, ensuring future traffic needs can be met for years to come.

Elise K. Lindeberg, director, Security Department at the Norwegian Communications Authority, said, “This new secure route for electronic communications, which was awarded to Arelion, will help Norway address its growing and diverse traffic needs to Europe and provide increased connection security for our nation, in the event of serious incidents occurring.”

Services available through Arelion on the new route include IP, wavelength and ethernet offerings, making sure that customers can access state-of-the-art secure connectivity to the European continent that will meet the needs of all cloud providers, data centres and enterprises.  One section of the new route employs the HAVSIL subsea cable, that was built by Bulk Fibre Networks and completed in September 2021.

Staffan Göjeryd, CEO at Arelion said, “Resilient and secure connectivity across the globe has never been more important. Ensuring Norway’s access to Internet through this new, diverse route to the European continent really embodies our company mission, to keep the world connected.”

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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.