For service providers, datacentres and hyperscalers, where infrastructure, apps, services and data are located is critically important. This is because the government of a country – and the stability and security on offer for citizens and businesses – have a huge impact on every aspect of data protection, service dependability and – ultimately – business success.
Typically, countries with good governance, strong educational systems and excellent physical security are able to grow sustainably – allowing organisations to operate reliably and securely and take advantage of emerging business opportunities without restrictions. Conversely, lack of good governance and security, or unstable political systems, lead to corruption, lack of international opportunities and a range of other challenges.
Even between countries that offer relatively high levels of education and security, there are significant local differences that impact a business’ decisions about where to locate their infrastructure and workloads. The most advantageous countries, for example, offer incentives and support for companies, helping them to achieve their full potential and to attract more organisations to the area – thereby creating more jobs and stimulating the local economy.
Politically and socially stable countries attract successful businesses
It stands to reason that stable, secure countries provide a safe, reliable, economically favourable environment for hyperscalers, datacentre providers, service providers and others in the communications value chain. These benefits are replicated for any organisation that migrates platforms, workloads or data to countries with strong governance and a business-friendly outlook.
But what exactly are we talking about when we use the term ‘politically and socially stable’?
First, the region and country should offer a high level of physical security – meaning that sites, surrounding areas, infrastructure, vehicle fleets and other key assets are protected against loss, theft, vandalism or otherwise subject to material risks.
Second, the country should be socially stable, a trait that is usually characterised by high levels of education among the population, which not only indirectly contributes to social cohesion and low crime rates, but also ensures that a stable and professional workforce is available for all companies in the communications value chain – and particularly for more technical roles.
Third, the country should be politically stable, which means that unexpected regime changes and other abrupt swings in the political climate never impact the business landscape or reduce service providers’ opportunities or access to international markets.
Choose to benefit from Norway’s political, social and economic stability
Norway has long been a highly stable country, both socially and politically, as well as offering favourable conditions for business and access to abundant renewable energy. However, migrating infrastructure, workloads and data to Norway in the past was not practical due to the large distances between Norwegian communications hubs and the rest of Europe – including the Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris (FLAP) ring.
Now, though, things have changed, thanks to Altibox Carrier’s super-high-speed fibre-optic network, which has brought Norway within milliseconds of global business and consumer populations. By taking advantage of this network, telecommunications operators, datacentres and hyperscalers can benefit from Norway’s highly stable cultural and political environment. Additionally, Norway has a long history of encouraging and supporting enterprises, including large oil and gas companies and, more recently, service providers, datacentre providers and hyperscalers – which means migrating workloads to Norway via the Altibox network is an economically sustainable option as well.
Finally, Norway’s stability ensures an extremely high level of physical security for both Altibox’s fibre-optic network, and for customers’ people, sites and assets – which all helps to ensure constant uptime and continuity for mission-critical apps and services.
Norway also offers a skilled workforce in all technical fields – including networking and datacentre management and operations, which provides major opportunities for customers who partner with Altibox Carrier and local datacentre providers to optimise their operational efficiency and performance.
Choose Norway and Altibox carrier to support your business success
By partnering with Altibox Carrier for network connectivity and relocating workloads to Norway, service providers of all types and sizes can enjoy high levels of stability in terms of the political, social and business environment. This reduces risks in all kinds of ways, ensuring security and safety for data, guaranteeing stable government practices and policies and providing a favourable and encouraging business environment.
As an added benefit, Altibox Carrier is able to assure effective disaster recovery for service providers moving synchronous and asynchronous data using wavelength services on the network. In this case, the redundancy and end-to-end security of the Altibox Carrier network ensures that data remains available, even in the event of a major technical issue or outage.
To find out more about how Altibox Carrier customers benefit from Norway’s stability and welcoming policies for service providers, please visit the website, or contact the Altibox Carrier team for a meeting.