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Exa Infrastructure boosts Crete's network with new submarine route

Exa Infrastructure boosts Crete's network with new submarine route

Exa Infrastructure is boosting Crete's network with new submarine route

Digital infrastructure platform Exa Infrastructure is extending its network in the Mediterranean, linking Crete with mainland Greece via a second diverse submarine route.

The company will add 550km of a new dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) system on two dark fibre routes landing in Chania, Crete. These new extensions will help to expand Exa’s network footprint by connecting Chania to both Athens and Preveza, three emerging connectivity hotspots, to provide additional routing diversity options.

Strengthening investment and connectivity

Exa’s value proposition is designed to further strengthen leading industry investment and connectivity diversity in response to increasing internet traffic from new international subsea cable systems – including 11 new subsea cables currently announced to land on the island.

Steve Roberts, Vice President of Network Investments at EXA Infrastructure comments: “The demand for reliable, high-capacity connectivity is driven by the growth of new subsea cables landing in Crete which will connect Europe with the high-growth Asia Pacific and African regions. Additionally, a number of data centre operators have announced builds on the island, which will position Crete as a neutral interconnect location for subsea cables.

“EXA is strategically positioned to capture a share of this growth by addressing the scaling challenges of existing networks and leveraging the success of Trans Adriatic Express and the Ionian Cable. We anticipate this investment to not only bolster our regional presence but also position EXA as the leading player in providing reliable and efficient connectivity solutions across the broader European landscape.”


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