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Enet, Ireland’s largest open access telecoms network provider, has today completed a partnership agreement with EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America. The move will enable new high-speed datacenter to datacenter optical network connections between Dublin and datacenters in Europe and across the North Atlantic.

Enet’s new service, entitled ‘International Wave’, will utilize EXA Infrastructure’s backhaul network to deliver price competitive, secure, high-speed and transparent inter datacenter connectivity and assure capacity for demanding applications now and as traffic volumes grow.

The partnership covers over 40 key priority datacenters in Europe including Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Marseilles and Milan as well as a variety of North American routes on the EXA Infrastructure network, which is now the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting the two continents. Importantly, this exciting new service from Enet facilitates the delivery of large volumes of data for datacenter workloads, including ultra-high-definition video content, Internet of Things applications and the continual rise in the usage of cloud-based applications.

The new International Wave service will utilize EXA Infrastructure’s wavelength services to provide 10Gbps and 100Gbps circuit capacities. These services provide low latency and guaranteed bandwidth as there will be no sharing of connections.     

International Wave will be a key connectivity product for enterprises and carriers to facilitate the expansion of reach and capacity as the industry works to facilitate growth in bandwidth demand across the globe. With advances in technology driving flexibility and affordability, wavelength services are now a key part of mission critical networks.

Enet customers can get quotations and place orders for their selected datacenter to datacenter connection on Enet Connect, Enet’s customer self-serve digital platform.

Enet also offers carriers a wide and innovative range of world-class fiber and wireless wholesale products and services, ranging from Managed Connectivity, Infrastructure Access, Direct Internet Access and white label broadband.     

Ciaran Delaney, Chief Operating Officer of EXA Infrastructure, said: “The quality and resiliency of long-haul networks connecting datacenters across countries and continents has become absolutely critical as digital workloads increase, and where and how we work continues to evolve. Our close collaboration with Enet allows its Irish customer base secure access to the EXA high-capacity network where they most need connectivity, predominantly into Europe in line with the increased growth and bandwidth demands we are seeing in today’s market. We are committed to partnerships that enable customers to access to our expansive network, and are also committed to investing in strategic expansions and further optimization and enhancement of our critical Subsea and terrestrial infrastructure.”   

“The creation of EXA, the way that we will serve our customers and our commitment to continual investment in our business is all down to one word: focus. We will have a relentless focus on the datacenter-to-datacenter infrastructure services we provide, enabling our customers to provide the most compelling experiences to their clients and end-users,” said Martijn Blanken, CEO, EXA. “We are determined to become the undisputed leader in the digital infrastructure industry in the European, trans-Atlantic and North American market. In order to achieve that ambition, we will make material investments to expand our network footprint, in close collaboration with our customers, to meet the ever-growing need to carry data around key routes in the region.

“The growth in data volumes, in combination with rapidly changing industry dynamics as the traditional owners and operators of digital infrastructure assets are retreating, calls for new players like EXA to step up with a clear focus and the capability as well as the capital to execute. During the process when EXA was created our customers repeatedly reinforced our belief this was the right way forward and we are very excited to commence this journey today,” he said.

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