EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, today announced it plans to build a new dedicated Open Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Mazara del Vallo on the Italian island of Sicily to enhance its current landing and backhaul capacity.
The new CLS will consolidate existing smaller landing sites in Mazara to create a scalable high-tech environmentally sustainable facility in a key location for data transitioning in and out of Europe. EXA continues to invest in growing its network offering its customers the most diverse route to service subsea cable growth from Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
“As part of our ongoing network investments, we are confident we can add real value to our customer base by enhancing our current capacity in the Mazara del Vallo region,” EXA Infrastructure Chief Operating Officer Ciaran Delaney said. “Mazara is a very strategic landing location in terms of diversity from other major landing locations, and we are ready to take on new traffic demands as we continue to forge ahead as the undisputed data centre to data centre industry leader. The promise to invest in this new build in Sicily will offer an economically attractive, sustainable and scalable option in the region, further demonstrating EXA’s growth mission.”
EXA’s plans to invest in this region comes off the back of the industry’s anticipated subsea cable demand. The ongoing expansion of subsea cable activities is expected to exceed $10 billion from 2022-2024 with planned new cable investment, according to TeleGeography’s 2022 submarine cable map.
“Mazara continues to represent a strategic entry point to Italy and Europe, with excellent marine conditions making it attractive to North African, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cable operators,” said Steve Roberts, Vice President Network Investments at EXA Infrastructure. “This planned investment reinforces EXA’s position as the leading provider of cable landing facilities in Mazara, enabling the highest levels of efficiency and availability for existing and future cable systems.”
About EXA Infrastructure
Headquartered in London, UK, EXA Infrastructure is the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, and owns 112,000 kilometres of fibre network across 32 countries. EXA’s network connects 300 cities and offers 14 Tier 3-equivalent data centres, with sub-sea routes that include three transatlantic cables, one the lowest latency link between Europe and North America. EXA is wholly-owned by I Squared Capital. For more information, see exainfra.net
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