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The Norway-based datacenter, networks and logistic company Bulk Infrastructure, has sealed a partnership deal with the cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the use of its trans-Atlantic facilities which includes its subsea cable known as HAVFRUE.

HAVFRUE is the first submarine cable to connect the United States and Norway. The agreement covers Bulk’s network on HAVFRUE that spans from New Jersey, the USA to Ireland, Norway, and Denmark which include select European terrestrial backhaul links.

“It is a testament to our company that Amazon web Services have entered into this agreement with us for a significant portion of our trans-Atlantic subsea cable network. Having their presence on our core infrastructure will also open new opportunities for both companies,”
Peder Naerboe, Founder of Bulk Infrastructure

Bulk is one of the co-builders of the new trans-Atlantic cable HAVFRUE and the owner and landing party for the Norwegian branch to the system, as announced in January 2018. The new HAVFRUE subsea cable which should be ready for service in Q4 2019, implies that the AWS agreement covers termination points in the New Jersey Fiber Exchange, Dublin, Ireland and Bulk’s facility at both the N01 Campus in southern Norway and in Western Denmark.

According to Bulk Infrastructure, their exclusive branch in the HAVFRUE subsea cable to Kristiansand, Norway opens possibilities for utilizing Norway’s vast surplus of cost-efficient and stable base load renewable energy in addition to creating diverse routes to Nordic and the European markets.

“In turn, we are excited to see AWS’s continued commitment to the region – with the December launch of the AWS Europe [Stockholm] Region, numerous Edge locations throughout the Nordics, and the recent news that they will open offices in Oslo, Norway. We believe that our infrastructure will drive further interest in our Nordic proposition and capabilities,”

HAVFRUE was commissioned by Bulk Infrastructure, Facebook and Google. It is being deployed by TESubCom, and the submarine cable supplier and operator Aqua Comms will operate most of the full line.