Originally posted on Data Center POST

Tampnet, a global leader and provider of high capacity and low latency connectivity to onshore and offshore installations and vessels, is bridging the network connectivity gap between the Nordics data centre hub and FLAP-D regions with its robust offshore fibre network. Cato Lammenes, Managing Director of Tampnet Carrier, joined top industry leaders at Datacloud Nordics to examine the investments made in subsea and terrestrial fibre providing for data centre deployment opportunities in the Nordic region.

During the panel discussion, the panelists examined the importance of the network investment to the Nordic data centre market, the current advantages of the Nordics for data centre deployment and the gap in the market that remains to be filled in the upcoming years. Data centres are not simply isolated technology buildings, but rather interconnection nodes in a large ecosystem and are critical for the entire puzzle. It is important for network and data center providers to collaboratively invest in the market to meet the communications infrastructure needs that are in high demand in the Nordics region. Data is migrating towards the Nordics and providing network connectivity is crucial in order for these new data centre deployments to operate and ensure services for customers. Network providers need to invest in networks that will provide fast data connections. The Nordics is a sustainable digital hub and the investment in fast developing subsea cables plays a huge role in the future data centre deployment. The Nordics, as a whole, share common natural advantages that are attractive to network and data centre providers including power supply, low energy prices, talented workforce and the abundance of energy and other resources. 

Unique Connectivity Options

Tampnet, traditionally a company that delivers communication to offshore customers, realized the gap within the Nordics and constructed cables to the offshore assets that now connect Norway, Scotland, Amsterdam and down to London. Tampnet Carrier, a division within Tampnet dedicated to providing high capacity, low latency network connectivity within Europe and the Nordics, began to upgrade its cables with new and improved capacity to provide connectivity to the data centres to customers including major hyperscalers, trading companies, oil and gas companies and other telecommunication organisations. Tampnet Carrier’s wide footprint and unique connectivity options close the gap in connectivity and allowed it to be and stay relevant to its customers while maintaining solid financials. For data centre customers in the Nordics, Tampnet Carrier can provide adequate and scalable capacity where customers can build upon and tailor to their specific needs. 

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