The opening of the new Skagenfiber sea cable between Norway and Denmark was digitally celebrated on the 4th. of November 2020.
– This new cable will provide increased national data security and makes Norway an even more attractive location for establishing data centres, said Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation, Linda Hofstad Helleland.
The Skagenfiber West system is a 173 km cable with new landing stations in Hirtshals (Denmark) and Larvik (Norway). The cable has 48 passive fibre-pairs designed to transport over 40 Tbit/s per fibre pair, for a total capacity of 1920 Tbit/s.
This new cable will provide increased national data security and makes Norway an even more attractive location for establishing data centres.
On the Norwegian side, the cable meets up with Altibox’ extensive national fibre network allowing for low latency connectivity to any of the major data centre locations, such as Stavanger, Rjukan and Oslo.
In Denmark, the cable will be extended by Altibox Carrier’s new international network achieving POP to POP connectivity between major hubs.
The new cable will provide a low-latency alternative from Oslo to major European interconnection points such as Esbjerg, Hamburg, Amsterdam and London, creating new diversity from Sweden where most of the traffic to and from Norway transits today.
– We are already experiencing great interest from several clients, says Sales Manager Svein Arild Ims at Altibox Carrier.