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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

euNetworks links UK and Ireland with high-count fibre cable

euNetworks has completed construction of a ultra high capacity duct and dark fibre system linking the UK and Ireland that utilises new ultra low loss fibre.

Super Highway 1 links Dublin via submarine cable to Southport, and then on to Manchester, London, and Lowestoft, directly connecting key data centres.

The company said this major investment in UK national infrastructure compliments its ongoing investment in Dublin, London and Manchester. It also delivers the first new subsea cable system (Rockabill) in the North Irish sea for some years.

Construction started in March 2019 and services will be delivered to customers in week commencing 25 November 2019. This new ultra low loss network is entirely new fibre deployment. It includes 1,000 kilometres of high fibre count cable, 340 new chambers, 239 new fibre joints, 2 new cable landing stations and 4 new ILA/PoP sites. The low loss fibre deployed on the terrestrial route is Corning SMF28 Ultra G657 fibre. Corning SMF28-ULL G654C has been used in the Rockabill subsea system.

The new subsea cable has been optimised for lowest attenuation, with a subsea distance beach man hole to beach man hole of 221km. The route follows a historically established highly reliable subsea corridor, while being diverse from other live and planned systems. euNetworks worked with McMahon Design & Management Ltd (“MDM”) to undertake the subsea build, with MDM managing the development concept, permitting, licensing  and cable lay. The shore end work at Portrane and then Southport was undertaken in July 2019 and the main lay cable works completed in early September 2019.

“Super Highway 1 is an important investment in Western European bandwidth infrastructure,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “Critically for our customers this network development continues our approach of delivering highly scalable, owned and operated fibre based infrastructure to support their needs.”

https://eunetworks.com/news/eunetworks-delivers-new-critical-fibre-infrastructure-in-the-uk-and-ireland/

Thursday, March 28, 2019

euNetworks acquires fiber network operator in Vienna

euNetworks Group has acquired 100% of the shares of Onstage Online GmbH (“Onstage”), a fibre network operator headquartered in Vienna, Austria.

Onstage, which was founded in 1995 by Robert Dornetshuber, operates a metro network consisting of several rings and running under the pavement and in the sewers in Vienna, Each backbone node is connected to at least two other network nodes, delivering true route diversity. The network directly connects to 16 data centres in the city.

euNetworks owns and operates deep fibre networks in 14 cities across Europe and also operates a highly differentiated long haul network that spans the region.

“The acquisition of Onstage adds further uniqueness to our fibre based infrastructure,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “Our long haul network connects into Vienna. The addition of Onstage to euNetworks adds to our metropolitan network portfolio and immediately delivers diversity and reach in this growing market. Vienna is an important internet hub, both for proximity to Germany and also as a hub for eastbound traffic to Asia and the Middle East. This is a highly complementary business to euNetworks and growing our presence in Austria was a logical next step in our development. The combined footprint will deliver immediate value to both existing customers and our new customers that we welcome from Onstage.”

“We are delighted that Onstage has been acquired by euNetworks,” said Robert Dornetshuber, Managing Director of Onstage. “We have a shared vision of the importance of fibre networks and how they should be developed. euNetworks’ bandwidth offering across Western Europe is certainly market leading and their approach to aligning network development and investment with customer needs is very welcome.”

http://www.eunetworks.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

euNetworks brings data center interconnect to Dublin and Hilversum

euNetworks completed network investment projects in Ireland and the Netherlands.

In Ireland, euNetworks’ dc connect solution is now enabled in Dublin, giving customers access to an interconnected network of near instant capacity between 15 data centres in the city.
In the Netherlands, Hilversum has also been enabled with dc connect, supporting existing media clients in the region. euNetworks’ dc connect solution is available across the Netherlands, in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and now Hilversum, with pre-deployed capacity to 34 data centres in-country.

euNetworks first rolled out dc connect in London in 2014. Since then, the solution has been added to 8 of the company’s 14 fibre based city networks including Frankfurt, Paris, Manchester, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, and through key sites in Switzerland. Further euNetworks cities will follow as dc connect’s pre-deployed capacity delivers simple and seamless connectivity to customers, with a 20 day working day delivery SLA commitment between data centres in these locations.

“We invest in our network and deploy capital to provide high bandwidth scalable connections in the markets in which we operate,” said Jennifer Smith, Chief Financial Officer of euNetworks. “We have owned and operated a fibre network in Dublin for a number of years. The acquisition of Inland Fibre in 2015 added a number of unique features to our footprint, with routes along canalways, diversity options to key data centres as well as access to business parks. Enabling dc connect in Dublin for our customers offers further service differentiation and support as the demand for rapid turn up of high bandwidth services between data centres, including hyperscale facilities, continues.”

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Stonepeak completes acquisition of majority interest in euNetworks

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, completed its previously announced deal to acquire a majority interest in euNetworks. Existing euNetworks investors, including Columbia Capital and Greenspring Associates, will continue to hold a material interest in the company. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Under the deal, Stonepeak will also provide euNetworks with up to $500 million of committed growth capital for both organic and inorganic development.

Brady Rafuse will remain the Chief Executive Officer of the company and the existing euNetworks investors will continue to hold a material interest in the company’s new capital structure.

euNetworks owns and operates dense fibre-based metropolitan networks in 14 cites, connected by an intercity backbone covering 49 cities in 15 countries. These networks directly connect into over 300 data centres and more than 1,300 further cell towers, cable landing stations and enterprise buildings.

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners currently manages approximately $11.3 billion of capital for its investors.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Stonepeak to acquire majority stake in euNetworks

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, will acquire a majority interest in euNetworks. Existing euNetworks investors, including Columbia Capital and Greenspring Associates, will continue to hold a material interest in the company. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Under the deal, Stonepeak will also provide euNetworks with up to $500 million of committed growth capital for both organic and inorganic development.

Brady Rafuse will remain the Chief Executive Officer of the company and the existing euNetworks investors will continue to hold a material interest in the company’s new capital structure.

euNetworks owns and operates dense fibre-based metropolitan networks in 14 cites, connected by an intercity backbone covering 49 cities in 15 countries. These networks directly connect into over 300 data centres and more than 1,300 further cell towers, cable landing stations and enterprise buildings.

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners currently manages approximately $11.3 billion of capital for its investors.

“I am thrilled that Stonepeak is becoming an investor in euNetworks,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “This agreement offers Stonepeak the platform to enter the bandwidth market, and it provides euNetworks with a fantastic opportunity to accelerate growth and deliver more for our customers. We have demonstrated our ability to remain focused on what we do well, while investing in and developing our network footprint. But we’ve seen the nature of the opportunity continue to grow exponentially and see Stonepeak as the right partner for the next phase of our growth. We are genuinely excited at what this transaction and partnership offers our customers, our people and our existing investors.”

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Aqua Comms' New AE Cable Plugs into euNetworks Fiber Network

Aqua Comms an euNetworks announced a commercial partnership that enables Aqua Comms’ to extend its America Europe Connect (“AE Connect”) subsea system across Europe on euNetworks’ footprint.

euNetworks owns and operates 13 fibre based metro networks across the region, connected with a long haul fibre network spanning 45 cities across 10 countries. This footprint offers direct fibre connectivity to more than 280 data centres in major European markets, delivering a strong bandwidth solution for Aqua Comms. This mutually beneficial partnership extends Aqua Comms’ 10Gbps and 100Gbps Wavelengths services to additional facilities in Ireland, the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

AEConnect is a 100G compliant, coherent optimised system that utilises innovative optical technologies, including the latest technology of 130 x 100 Gbps per fibre pair.

http://www.AquaComms.com
http://www.eunetworks.com

Friday, November 6, 2015

euNetworks Acquires Ireland's Inland Fibre Telecom

euNetworks Group has acquired 100% of the shares of Inland Fibre Telecom. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Inland Fibre, which is headquartered in Dublin, will add 130 km to euNetworks' existing metro network in Dublin. The Inland Fibre network offers a number of unique features in the market, with routes along the canalways, comprehensive diversity options to key data centres in the city and access to business parks in Maynooth and Naas.

“The acquisition of Inland Fibre has added further uniqueness to our fibre footprint in Dublin, creating new resilient routes in and out of some key business parks, as well as connecting important data centres,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “This is a highly complementary business to euNetworks and further strengthens our already dominant position in Dublin.”

http://www.eunetworks.com/

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

euNetworks adds Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

euNetworks will begin offering direct access to Microsoft Azure for clients via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute via its owned and operated fiber network across Europe.

“We are a bandwidth infrastructure company, owning and operating our own fibre networks that connect more than 260 data centres and 1,000 buildings across Europe as well as offering direct access to cloud platforms,” said Kevin Dean, Chief Marketing Officer of euNetworks. “Our relationship with Microsoft Azure means we offer unmatched direct access to this platform across our pan European footprint, offering significant benefit to companies as they move more of their IT infrastructure into the cloud.”

http://www.eunetworks.com/

Monday, July 27, 2015

euNetworks deploys Ciena’s 200G for Cloud Customer in UK

euNetworks has deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with the new WaveLogic 3 Extreme coherent optics to deliver 100GE bandwidth services to customers.

The installation uses 200G per 50GHz DWDM channels, covering diverse paths between Slough, to the West of London, through to London Docklands in the East.  The companies said a  cloud customer is now using the network to put into production 1.2 Tbps of 100GE services, bringing the cloud customer's total lit capacity across the euNetworks footprint to in excess of 6 Tbps and available capacity to around 40 Tbps.

euNetworks has been working closely with its customer base of high bandwidth users and has developed a solution named euSpectrum to cater to their specific needs. euSpectrum delivers DWDM channels on euNetworks’ Pan European DWDM backbone, and provides customers, such as cloud providers, with the option to take large chunks of capacity between cities – effectively building a multi-Terabit backbone. With 13 owned and operated fibre based metropolitan networks, euNetworks can extend this solution to over 260 data centres utilising this city based footprint.

“Our euSpectrum bandwidth solution and position as the leading data centre connectivity provider in Europe offers a unique and highly scalable networking solution to our customers,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “We are working with some of the world’s biggest consumers of bandwidth, shaping our network for their growing needs. The nature of our business is such that our network designs are driven exclusively by the needs of our customers. We believe we are one of the leading European providers in the 100G bandwidth market today and with this important milestone of adding 200G capability to the network, we continue to offer our customers the next step in high bandwidth network scalability.”

http://www.eunetworks.com
http://www.ciena.com

Thursday, May 21, 2015

euNetworks Trims Latency 9% on New Frankfurt-Zurich Route

euNetworks announced a new Frankfurt-to-Zurich fibre service with dedicated, low-latency DWDM equipment that trims latency by 9% over the prior best Frankfurt to Zurich fibre based routes.

This route extends euNetworks’ existing London to Frankfurt fibre based route to Equinix’s ZH2 International Business ExchangeTM (IBX) data centre in Zurich and delivers a latency 9% lower than the prior best Frankfurt to Zurich fibre based routes. In February 2015, euNetworks also optimised their key London to Frankfurt low latency route, with an improvement of -0.18ms round trip delay. In February 2015, euNetworks also optimised their key London to Frankfurt low latency route, with an improvement of -0.18ms round trip delay.

The new low latency route provides financial services firms with direct access to Zurich- Equinix ZH4, where SIX Swiss Exchange is hosted, from London, with round trip delay of 12.58 milliseconds, and from Equinix’s Frankfurt data centre (FR2), with round trip delay of 4.65 milliseconds. euNetworks offers market leading latency performance from all major Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs) across Europe, enabling greater access to its euTrade service portfolio and some of the shortest routes in the market today. euNetworks first began offering ultra-low latency services to Zurich in May 2011.

http://www.eunetworks.com/

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