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Bulk Fiber Networks Complete Construction of HAVSIL Nordic Express Route to Europe

New High-Capacity System to Serve as the Secure Main Fiber Route for International Data Traffic between Norway and continental Europe

Oslo, Norway – September 29, 2021Bulk Fiber Networks, the Nordics’ leading provider of ultra-scalable, highly connected, sustainable digital infrastructure and fiber networks, announced completion of construction of their high-capacity HAVSIL submarine cable. Selected by the Norwegian Communications Authority as the new main secure fiber 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 center destination. HAVSIL is a key enabler to this strategy by providing a direct high-capacity route to connect data centers in Norway with Europe in a more accessible and secure way.

The Havsil cable will be the shortest route connecting Norway to continental Europe, improving diversity by avoiding the traditional fiber routes.

“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 fiber count and the lowest latency route between any Norwegian data center location and key markets in continental Europe”

The multi-purpose vessel completing construction of the subsea segment of the new Havsil express route to continental Europe.

The 120 km, 96-fiber-pair cable was manufactured in Germany, 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 center campus in Kristiansand, Norway and strategically located DK01 data center campus in Esbjerg, Denmark.

About BULK Fiber Networks

Bulk Fiber Networks is a leading builder and operator of fiber network infrastructure, tailor-made to meet the growing demands of large-scale data and cloud service providers in the Nordics, the US and Europe. We offer some of the shortest, lowest-latency international and intra-Nordic fiber routes available. To learn how Bulk Fiber Networks can help you connect into the Nordics, visit bulkinfrastructure.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Bulk Fiber Networks is a division of Bulk Infrastructure, a leading provider of sustainable digital infrastructure in the Nordics.

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