Bulk Infrastructure and Amazon Web Services sign an agreement for the cloud service provider’s use of Bulk´s trans-Atlantic subsea cable HAVFRUE, the first trans-Atlantic submarine cable to connect the USA directly with Norway
The agreement will include Bulk´s subsea network on HAVFRUE from New Jersey, USA to Ireland, Norway, and Denmark including select European terrestrial backhaul links
Southern Norwegian termination point: Carrier neutral Data Centers at Bulk´s ultra-scalable N01 Campus outside city of Kristiansand, Norway.
March 27, 2019, OSLO, Norway — Bulk Infrastructure, a leading industrial real estate and digital infrastructure provider in Norway, announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed an agreement for the use of Bulk´s ownership in the HAVFRUE trans-Atlantic submarine cable and subsequent carrier neutral Data Center facilities.
In January 2018 it was announced that Bulk Infrastructure would be one of the co-builders of the new trans-Atlantic cable HAVFRUE and that Bulk would also be the owner and landing party for the Norwegian branch to the system. The agreement covers termination points in the New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), in Wall New Jersey, USA, Dublin, Ireland, and Bulk´s facilities at both the N01 Campus in Southern Norway and their facility in Western Denmark.
Bulk´s exclusive branch in the HAVFRUE subsea cable to Kristiansand, Norway opens up possibilities for utilizing Norway´s vast surplus of cost-efficient and stable baseload renewable energy in addition to creating diverse routes to Nordic and European markets. The new HAVFRUE subsea cable will be ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2019.
“It is a testament to our company that Amazon Web Services have entered into this agreement with us for a significant portion of our trans-Atlantic subsea cable network. Having their presence on our core infrastructure will also open up new opportunities for both companies. This agreement also recognizes our commitment to enable the great potential that the Nordic region has to offer as an attractive platform for cost-efficient and sustainable digital services. In turn, we are excited to see AWS’s continued commitment to the region – with the December launch of the AWS Europe (Stockholm) Region, numerous Edge locations throughout the Nordics, and the recent news that they will open offices in Oslo, Norway. We believe our infrastructure will drive further interest in our Nordic proposition and capabilities,” says Peder Nærbø, Founder and Owner of Bulk Infrastructure.
About Bulk Infrastructure
Bulk Infrastructure is a leading provider of sustainable digital infrastructure in the Nordics. We are an industrial investor, developer and operator of industrial real estate, data centers and dark fiber networks. We believe in the value creation opportunity of enabling our digital society to be fully sustainable. Our ambition is to be the go-to player for anyone that wants to leverage the Nordics for data processing requirements of the future, whether in Denmark, Sweden or Norway. We have a track record of delivering high quality and cost-effective customer solutions faster than anyone else, either in existing sites or new builds. Hence our vision: Racing to bring sustainable infrastructure to a global audience.