DE-CIX has announced its expansion into the Nordic region with IX platforms in Norway, Denmark, and Finland.
The Internet Exchange operator’s expansion will serve regional connectivity needs, boosted by new transatlantic and intercontinental submarine cables that bridge the Nordics with North America and Asia.
DE-CIX will integrate the Nordic exchanges into the company’s existing carrier and data centre neutral interconnection ecosystem, supported by BULK Infrastructure Group AS. The DE-CIX interconnection platforms will be available in the BULK data centres in Oslo (OS-IX) and Kristiansand (Campus N01) (Norway), as well as Esbjerg (Campus DK01) (Denmark).
“The Nordic region comprises some of the world’s most highly developed digital markets,” said Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International, on the company’s expansion to Northern Europe.
“However, the interconnection infrastructure available in the region does not match the digital maturity of the economy in the Nordics. The region has seen significant growth in data centre investments for the concentration of hosting, storage and cloud deployments, and a high concentration of enterprises and manufacturing presence. It is important for the related interconnection infrastructure to get closer to these investments, to serve the connectivity demands.
“DE-CIX has seen strong support from the Nordic data centre community for our plans to expand to the region, in which we will localise our interconnection capabilities for these markets, at the same time as integrating them into the DE-CIX European and trans-continental interconnection ecosystem.”