Bulk Infrastructure Secures Telia Carrier on New Secure Fiber Route From Norway

Telia Carrier will serve as an anchor customer for Bulk Infrastructure's new high capacity submarine cable system named ‘Havsil’.Bulk Infrastructure Press Release
July 14, 2020

The Norwegian Communications Authority has chosen Telia Carriers after a tender process to secure diversity for electronic communication between Norway and abroad. Telia Carrier is awarded the contract based on Bulk Infrastructure’s new secure route from Oslo via Kristiansand to Denmark. Telia Carrier will serve as an anchor customer for Bulk’s new high capacity subsea fiber cable named ‘Havsil’.

Today, most Internet traffic from Norway follows two paths through Sweden. In case of disturbances or in a worst-case scenario where all connections through Sweden are lost, Norwegian Communications Authority wants to add diversity, expanding the network infrastructure with a new secure, diverse route.

“With this agreement, we facilitate increased geographical distribution of traffic between Norway and abroad on a daily basis, and we also ensure that our national needs are taken care of should serious incidents occur that affect the existing international traffic to Sweden”, said Elise K. Lindeberg. Director, Security Department at Norwegian Communications Authority about the agreement with Telia Carrier.
The new route will run from Oslo via Kristiansand to Esbjerg, Denmark where it will connect into the wider Telia Carrier pan-European network. The route will include two new PoP (Point of Presence) locations, independent of Telia Carrier’s existing PoPs, in the data center OS-IX (Oslo Internet Exchange) in Oslo and the hyper-scale N01 Campus in Kristiansand, both owned by Bulk Infrastructure. Bulk is already well advanced in the planning of the new ‘Havsil’ subsea cable between Kristiansand and northern Denmark and aims to have the system ready for service end of 2021.

“The new ‘Havsil’ cable will be the shortest route connecting Norway to continental Europe, and it improves diversity by avoiding the traditional fiber routes. It will serve as an express route between our data center campuses N01 in Kristiansand and DK01 in Esbjerg where it meets our intercontinental subsea cable ‘Havfrue’ to the USA and our ‘Havhingsten’ to UK and Ireland. I am very pleased to welcome a tier-one carrier like Telia Carrier to our sites where we jointly enable the Nordics with sustainable infrastructure” says Peder Nærbø, Founder and Chairman of Bulk Infrastructure.
By increasing connectivity to the European continent, the new route will also enable the international data center industry to utilize the vast surplus of cheap and renewable energy in the South region of Norway.

About Bulk Infrastructure

Bulk Infrastructure is a leading provider of sustainable digital infrastructure in the Nordics. We are an industrial investor, developer and operator of industrial real estate, data centers and dark fiber networks. We believe in the value creation opportunity of enabling our digital society to be fully sustainable. Our ambition is to be the go-to player for anyone that wants to leverage the Nordics for data processing requirements of the future. We have a track record of delivering high quality and cost-effective customer solutions with short time to market. Hence our vision: Racing to bring sustainable infrastructure to a global audience.


Peder Nærbø

Founder and chairman at Bulk Infrastructure AS.

Phone: + 47 478 07 000, e-mail: [email protected]