The Nordic digital highway

We are building the Nordic region's future digital infrastructure

In recent years, the Nordic countries have become home to some of the world’s largest tech companies. To meet the demands of these giants, as well as society’s growing need for stable internet connections, GlobalConnect is building a new digital highway from Berlin to the northern parts of Europe. This is an investment of over 50 Million euros. Work is scheduled to begin in autumn 2021 and is expected to be completed in stages, ending in autumn 2022.

“It’s the single largest digital infrastructure investment in this country in ten years, and it means that northern Europe will be able to continue to attract global tech giants, since digital infrastructure is a key prerequisite for continued operation,” says Regina Donato Dahlström, CEO of GlobalConnect Carrier.

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Fiber from Berlin to northern Europe

The new digital highway runs from Berlin, Germany, through to Bornholm, Denmark, onwards through Öland, Gotland and Stockholm, and further north via Luleå to the northern parts of Europe.

The digital highway is a fiber cable that can handle three million times more data than the standard fiber connections used for private households.

This type of digital highway is central for being able to transport large amounts of data in and out throughout all of the Nordics and out to Europe and the rest of the world.

With the new digital highway, GlobalConnect will more than double its fiber capacity compared to existing fiber infrastructures.

The new network will handle a capacity of 3,052 tps (terabits per second), which corresponds to the bandwidth of 610 million Netflix users.

The investment is critical for the Nordics continued digital development, and it’s estimated cost is approximately 50 Million euros.

Work is scheduled to start after the summer and is expected to be completed in stages ending in the autumn of 2022.

"Companies must be able to grow and stay in the Nordics."

– Regina Donato Dahlström, CEO of GlobalConnect Carrier