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New high-density fibre networks for Milan and Madrid


Bandwidth infrastructure company euNetworks has built new duct-based, high-fibre networks in Milan and Madrid. 

The metro networks cover high-demand areas in the cities, as well as directly connecting key data centres.

euNetworks owns and operates deep-fibre networks in 17 cities across Europe and also operates a long-haul network that spans the region.

The Madrid network includes 60 kilometres of new-build duct and sewer-based infrastructure. It already connects four data centres, with additional sites in development. The network spans the north of the city, close to the city centre and financial district to the South East to Silicon Alley.

In Milan, the network spans 118 kilometres, with a 30km base ring and overlapping ring segments connected by 864 fibre cable. Eight data centres are connected with more sites to come, euNetworks said.

Expanding reach

In 2017, euNetworks built out a new high-density fibre network in Manchester in the UK. Earlier this year, the company acquired Onstage Online GmbH, which brought a 70km duct-based metro network connecting 16 data centres, complementing euNetworks' long-haul network connecting into Vienna.

“We lit 25,200km of fibre to our long-haul network between 2015 and the end of 2018,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “That investment extended our reach into the Nordics, completed our pan-German network and extended our reach from Paris to Switzerland, Marseille, Madrid, and back up to Frankfurt. The addition of the Vienna metro network in March this year and now Madrid and Milan, complement those investments, delivering unique routes and multiple paths for our customers to reach the data centres they need to in these cities."

He added, “We work closely with our customers, building unique, differentiated networks. We’re delighted to have metro presence in Milan and Madrid, with local teams on the ground. We look forward to working closely with the data centre operators in Milan and Madrid and of course our customers as their presence here grows.”