Interoute announces significant network expansion in the Netherlands

  • Posted by Real Wire
  • September 24, 2015 11:59 AM BST

Interoute expands its Amsterdam city network capacity by 21%

London, 24 September, 2015 - Interoute, owner operator of one of Europe's largest networks, today announced that it has expanded its network in the Netherlands. By extending its Amsterdam city network, Interoute is adding 43 route km of fibre optic cables and increasing network capacity by 21% in its Amsterdam city network. Part of this expansion includes the addition of 22 route km of cable between the Amsterdam Science Park and Amsterdam South-East areas of the city. The improved connectivity in these areas will support businesses in the region, by enabling more high capacity data to flow and adding diverse resilient routes in this high traffic area.

Over the last three years Interoute has invested in the expansion of its Amsterdam city network to meet increasing demands for higher capacity. The current city network spans 230km of duct routes, and more than 275 route km of fibre optic cables, and is continuing to grow.

Amsterdam is one of the largest European markets for both collocation and international capacity. Regional interconnectivity trends show Asia, Africa and Europe decreasing their reliance on internet traffic routed via the US and instead increasing their dependency on connectivity via Europe. Thanks to this, Amsterdam looks set to remain a primary global hub[1]. Interoute's global integrated network and data centre platform provides customers with an innovative and cost effective platform that connects the company's data centre in the Netherlands with another 13 Virtual Data Centres around the world.

Martijn Ten Kate, Country Manager, Interoute Netherlands, said: "This expansion is testament to Amsterdam's importance as a global internet exchange and key location for multinational enterprises. Not only are we expanding capacity, we are also offering diversity on routes in and out of Amsterdam that are imperative in this ever growing city."

Renzo Ravaglia, EVP Service Provider at Interoute, said: "Interoute has one of Europe's largest and most advanced networks. The new deployment not only augments existing routes, it also provides an expansion into new datacentres, ensuring that Interoute maintains its place as a leading provider for the telecoms operators and internet giants who rely on our network services."

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