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Press Release -- September 26th, 2013
Source: Telecity Group

UK Business Secretary visits TelecityGroup’s new Finland data centre

Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable opens new TelecityGroup data centre, Hansa, in Helsinki

The UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, today became the first visitor to the newly opened TelecityGroup data centre in Finland.

The Hansa data centre is TelecityGroup’s fifth in Helsinki. As Europe becomes ever more interconnected, TelecityGroup’s growing network of data centres are providing the infrastructure to house the IT equipment which allows the digital sector to continue expanding.

The Hansa data centre adds 5MW of customer power to our capacity in Finland, and along with the recently-completed Viikinmaki data centre, provides two state of the art sites to handle our customers growing demand. The unique location of our data centres in Finland enables them to be a key hub connecting Eastern and Western Europe, supporting the growth of the European digital economy. TelecityGroup operates five data centres in Helsinki, and over thirty across Europe, hosting IT infrastructure for some of the world’s largest organisations.

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Rt Hon. Vince Cable and His Excellency Mr Matthew Lodge, UK Ambassador to Finland today joined Marko Vanninen, Managing Director of TelecityGroup Finland at the Hansa data centre.

Marko Vanninen, Managing Director of TelecityGroup Finland said: “We are very proud to be able to welcome Vince Cable to our new Hansa data centre. This new data centre continues TelecityGroup’s exciting expansion in Finland, where we are at the forefront of the growing data industry. TelecityGroup Finland continues to provide the combination of excellent service, state of the art technology, and a unique location which our customers require to grow their business.”

Secretary of State Vince Cable said: “It is a pleasure to visit the latest TelecityGroup data centre here in Helsinki. It is exciting to see British businesses expanding overseas, and providing the means for Europe’s digital economy to flourish. Britain is at the technological vanguard of the data centre industry and I wish Telecity well for the future.”


  • Hansa features many new technologies and designs that place the facility at the forefront of environmental efficiency and is designed to operate with a market leading PUE – an efficiency rating used in the data centre industry to measure overall facility power utilisation efficiency.
  • Hansa is TelecityGroup’s fifth in Finland, all of which are located within easy reach of Helsinki city centre and the international airport. You can find more information here:

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