EXA Infrastructure strengthens its subsea leadership with new open Cable Landing Station in Genoa

Press Release

LONDON, UK - 29 May 2024 – EXA Infrastructure, the leading digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe to North America, has today announced the expansion of its existing network facility in Genoa to a fully open Cable Landing Station. This investment is triggered to serve the future requirements of new subsea cables landing in the Italian hub.

Recognising Genoa’s importance in the subsea ecosystem, EXA Infrastructure will also invest in a new metro network ring that will simplify access to other cable systems.  Once complete, the new open CLS in Genoa will have access to five transmission routes into other parts of Europe, thereby providing additional redundancy and reliability for customers.

Open CLS serve as standardized, neutral interconnection points where service providers can link their networks to submarine cables. This setup promotes competition among providers, stimulates innovation, and broadens connectivity options for users.

Steve Roberts, SVP Network Investments and Products at EXA Infrastructure, commented: “With the increasing need for Internet resilience and greater data transmission capacity, there has been a move towards open-access models for CLSs to improve service quality, lower costs, and boost network resilience. The importance of having diverse connectivity options into Europe via Genoa from a single, pan-European supplier with strong subsea and landing proven experience - versus multi-sourcing from local and regional providers - is really a game changer compared to what was available in the region”.

EXA Infrastructure continues to build and operate the mission critical digital infrastructure that enables growth for its customers. EXA Infrastructure operates 18 Cable Landing Stations across Europe and North America, positioning it as one of the leading operators in the region.





About EXA Infrastructure 

EXA Infrastructure is an award-winning portfolio company of I Squared Capital and the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America. With over 20 years of experience in building resilient networks, EXA Infrastructure provides the critical modern infrastructure and unrivalled engineering expertise that serves as the backbone for digital and economic growth. This includes mission-critical networks for governments and enterprises, hyperscale infrastructure for the world’s most innovative and influential businesses, and ultra-low latency, high bandwidth networks for financial, gaming and broadcast services.

Headquartered in London, the company owns 151,000 kilometres of fibre network across 34 countries, including six transatlantic cables and the lowest latency link between Europe and North America. For more information, see exainfra.net

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