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EllaLink establishes open interconnection point in Madrid


World map, atlantic ocean showing America, Africa and Europe, linking by EllaLink's transatlantic cable
Atlantic side of the world, showing EllaLink's submarine cable connectivity between Europe and Latin America

Diverse submarine cable connecting Europe and Latin America extends system from Portuguese coast to Madrid.

EllaLink announced today that one of its interconnection points will be located in Madrid, Spain at Interxion: A Digital Realty Company’s data centre campus.

As part of its PoP to PoP strategy, EllaLink will open a point of presence within Interxion’s Madrid data centre campus, which comprises of three facilities in very close proximity to one another, and is the most carrier and content dense location in the Iberian Peninsula. From Madrid, EllaLink’s customers will be directly connected to Brazil in one single optical hop across the Southern Atlantic. The EllaLink network, which is scheduled to go live in spring 2021, will create a diverse data centre to data centre route between Europe and Latin America. EllaLink is being built with state-of-the-art coherent technology, offering 72Tbps capacity over four direct fibre pairs.

New data corridor in Europe

EllaLink will have three PoPs hosted in data centre sites in the Iberian Peninsula, connected by its diverse backhaul ring between Lisbon, Madrid and Sines. Onward connectivity to Africa, the Middle East and Asia will be provided via Interxion’s campus in Marseille, enabling greater global access for the Latin American market.

Diego Mata, Chief Operating Officer of EllaLink commented: “Opening a new data corridor from Europe to Latin America will greatly improve transatlantic diversity, providing a direct route between the two continents. Ensuring our customers can connect easily on a neutral basis to our network is another key part of EllaLink’s strategy.  The cable system will be extended from Sines, via Lisbon, over our diverse long-haul network to create open access interconnection points in Madrid. By selecting Interxion Madrid as part of our network we are enabling connection with the 150+ networks and content providers present at their carrier-neutral campus.”

Mike Hollands, Senior Director Market Development at Interxion commented: “The EllaLink subsea cable system provides a new internet highway between Europe and Latin America. Our community of customers will greatly value the diversity it offers from existing routes, together with the faster, more direct connectivity that it will provide to and from Latin America.”

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