Maritime data connectivity greatly enhanced with US to Nordics network deal
A new partnership is one of the first to flower from the brand new transatlantic subsea cable deployment that went live last year.
NJFX, the New Jersey cable landing station campus, has seen Telenor Maritime expand its US presence through the facility. Telenor Maritime is establishing a direct connection to Norway via the new 7200km Havfrue subsea cable system, which connects the US at NJFX to mainland Northern Europe via the North Atlantic.
Focused on boosting marine to shore connectivity, Telenor Maritime offers ships and rigs cyber-secure digital infrastructures and the capability to wirelessly transmit large amounts of data.
“Telenor Maritime will be one of the first telecom operators to take advantage of Bulk Infrastructure’s Nordic Gateway at NJFX,” said Gil Santaliz, CEO at NJFX. “This gateway will directly connect US content, cloud and service providers with the Nordics, unlocking the many capabilities related to sustainable digital services and emissions-free hydropower in that region.”
Telenor Maritime, owned by Telenor Group, offers all mobile access technologies, including 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi and VSAT, to ships and offshore platforms.
Lars-Erik Lunøe, CEO at Telenor Maritime, said: “We will access the new Havfrue subsea cable and offer direct connections from the US east coast to the Bulk Infrastructure data centre campus in Norway which hosts our new core site.”
He said: “We chose the NJFX SSAE 16/18 certified infrastructure due to its rich ecosystem of global connectivity providers and subsea cable systems, as well as for its close proximity to the satellite teleport in Holmdel, New Jersey. We are well on our way to unlocking the Nordics and enabling new capabilities for our clients globally.”
NJFX is home to four subsea cable systems and seven independent US fibre-based backhaul providers.