A series of new dark fiber routes in the Baltic Sea

Following years of planning, Eastern Light is presently beginning the construction of an entirely new, festooned sea cable system in the Nordic region. The first build-out phase includes two sea cable systems in the Baltic Sea – one, currently under construction, between Sweden (Stockholm) and Finland (Hanko, Helsinki and Kotka), and one, scheduled for 2018, going south from Helsinki, connecting a number of locations along the coasts of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. In parallel, Eastern Light is deploying a new duct-based fiber optic cable system inland from the German coast to Rostock and Berlin. Taken together, this means a whole new fiber route all the way from Stockholm to Berlin via Helsinki, the Baltic countries and Poland.

Dark Fiber and Colocation for ILAs

Our main product is dark fiber IRUs, on top of which our customers may install their own transmission equipment of their choice. Therefore we are building a non-amplified, festooned cable system, meaning that the cable goes onshore at regular intervals into purpose-built shelters where we provide rack-space for our customers’ equipment. The shelters include power supply, reserve power (diesel engines) and HVAC equipment (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). From the shelters, connections may be made to national, regional and local fiber networks. Dark fiber IRUs are offered for the cable system’s entire length as well as for individual stretches between specific locations. Eastern Light takes full responsibility for the long-term maintenance and fault-repair of each component of its cable system, and has service agreements in place with well-established suppliers with extensive experience from similar work in the region.

Bundled Ciena Equipment

To make it as easy as possible for our customers to light up their own dark fibers, Eastern Light has been working closely together with Ciena throughout the network planning phase. This ensures that we can provide accurate capacity statements and network optimization when bundled with a turnkey solution from Ciena.

 

A series of new dark fiber routes in the Baltic Sea

Following years of planning, Eastern Light is presently beginning the construction of an entirely new, festooned sea cable system in the Nordic region. The first build-out phase includes two sea cable systems in the Baltic Sea – one, currently under construction, between Sweden (Stockholm) and Finland (Hanko, Helsinki and Kotka), and one, scheduled for 2018, going south from Helsinki, connecting a number of locations along the coasts of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. In parallel, Eastern Light is deploying a new duct-based fiber optic cable system inland from the German coast to Rostock and Berlin. Taken together, this means a whole new fiber route all the way from Stockholm to Berlin via Helsinki, the Baltic countries and Poland.

Dark Fiber and Colocation for ILAs

Our main product is dark fiber IRUs, on top of which our customers may install their own transmission equipment of their choice. Therefore we are building a non-amplified, festooned cable system, meaning that the cable goes onshore at regular intervals into purpose-built shelters where we provide rack-space for our customers’ equipment. The shelters include power supply, reserve power (diesel engines) and HVAC equipment (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). From the shelters, connections may be made to national, regional and local fiber networks. Dark fiber IRUs are offered for the cable system’s entire length as well as for individual stretches between specific locations. Eastern Light takes full responsibility for the long-term maintenance and fault-repair of each component of its cable system, and has service agreements in place with well-established suppliers with extensive experience from similar work in the region.

Bundled Ciena Equipment

To make it as easy as possible for our customers to light up their own dark fibers, Eastern Light has been working closely together with Ciena throughout the network planning phase. This ensures that we can provide accurate capacity statements and network optimization when bundled with a turnkey solution from Ciena.

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