LONDON, UK, 14 NOVEMBER 2023 – EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, and Lancom, one of the fastest growing providers of data centre, cloud, and telecoms services in Greece – today announce their strategic partnership to bolster connectivity and infrastructure services, establishing Greece as a critical link to internet exchanges in Europe.
Expanding its presence, EXA is now live in Lancom’s Balkan Gate data centre (DC), the largest carrier neutral DC in Northern Greece located in Thessaloniki. The strategic location borders Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania and Turkey, with links to Italy the Middle East, Africa and beyond. Greece is fast becoming a hot spot for connectivity with its strategic location in the Mediterranean and its network junction to multiple subsea cables systems attracting international appeal.
Lancom’s Chief Executive Officer, George Nolis said: “EXA Infrastructure and Lancom are shaping a robust digital future for the region, with EXA’s dedication and expertise playing a pivotal role in turning our vision into reality. This collaboration forges direct pathways to Europe’s most critical Internet Exchanges – a move that will catalyse an era of enhanced digital services and internet reliability across South and Eastern Europe. We eagerly anticipate the opportunities this partnership will unlock and look forward to our continued success and growth alongside EXA Infrastructure.”
This strategic partnership promises to bring a new era of connectivity to the region, providing businesses with faster and more reliable network infrastructure services. Lancom’s Balkan Gate Thessaloniki data centre and Greece’s strategic location in the Mediterranean are poised to play a vital role in this exciting endeavour, shaking up the digital hotspot in Europe.
EXA Infrastructure Chief Commercial Officer, Nicholas Collins said: “Our strategic partnership with Lancom is another step into delivering our vision and growth plans for the Mediterranean region, further enhancing connectivity and diversification in Greece and across Europe. EXA are focussed and committed to building the infrastructure needed to support the increasing demand for international bandwidth. Our combined forces will create an important digital connectivity hub to enable our customers ambitions to scale and grow.”
About EXA Infrastructure
Headquartered in London, EXA Infrastructure is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital and the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America and owns 142,000 kilometres of fibre network across 34 countries. EXA’s network connects 300 cities and offers 13Tier 3-equivalent data centres, with sub-sea routes that include three transatlantic cables, one the lowest latency link between Europe and North America. For more information, see exainfra.net
Lancom, the leading provider of data center, cloud, and telecoms services in Greece, owns and operates three state-of-the-art Data Centers in Athens and Thessaloniki, along with a proprietary Fiber Optic Network that spans across Greece with worldwide connections. Balkan Gate Thessaloniki is the largest carrier-neutral Tier III data center in Northern Greece and is directly connected with major telecommunication providers in Greece and the Balkans. Lancom’s recent investment in Heraklion Crete will establish a dynamic telecommunications route in the wider region of the Balkans and the Southeastern Mediterranean. For more information, see lancom.gr