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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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.
– Regina Donato Dahlström, CEO of GlobalConnect Carrier