EXA Infrastructure, Europe’s and North America’s largest digital infrastructure platform, has announced a strategic partnership with FibreConnect to build a network infrastructure that will bring fiber to Italy’s industrial and artisanal areas not served by traditional operators.
EXA Infrastructure, owned by I Squared Capital, has built 114,000 kilometers of fiber network in 34 countries. EXA’s network connects 300 cities and offers 13 data centers equivalent to Tier 3, with submarine routes including three transatlantic cables, one of which is the low-latency link between Europe and North America.
“EXA Infrastructure is committed to supporting the needs and growth plans of its customers, not just for today but to create opportunities that enable future innovation,” says Nicholas Collins, Chief Commercial Officer of EXA Infrastructure. “Our role in supporting FibreConnect in serving its customers throughout Italy is something we are incredibly proud of.”
“We identified a shortage of fiber connectivity in the business market , and EXA Infrastructure was the primary partner chosen to ensure the construction of a strategic and robust backbone between Rome and Milan“, stated Renzo Ravaglia, CEO of FibreConnect. “From this important infrastructure we started to build branches to the different regional AIAs (Industrial and Artisan Areas) and bringing our fiber with transmission speeds up to 10Tbps, to all industrial areas not covered by traditional operators.“, adds Renzo Ravaglia. “A strategic starting point for an ambitious goal: to reach and connect 1,000 AIAs and 250,000 enterprises to major data centers.”