EXA Infrastructure builds new landing station in preparation of subsea growth
The dedicated open cable landing station (CLS) in Mazara del Vallo, on the Italian island of Sicily, will enhance the company’s current landing and backhaul capacity.
EXA’s plans to invest in this region are in line with 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.
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.
Ciaran Delaney, Chief Operating Officer at EXA Infrastructure says: “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. 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.”
Steve Roberts, Vice President Network Investments at EXA Infrastructure adds: “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. 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.”