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Sweden - a competitive and well-connected country

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Sweden pioneered the long-distance networks in the 1980s when fibre cables became available. For more than three decades, Sweden has installed around 2,000 km of fibre optic cabling per year, which means that Swedish connectivity infrastructure covers more or less all of Sweden. But we haven’t stopped there and the network is continuously growing. While the initial fibre deployment covered the long-distance networks, recent installations have focused on cities to meet the needs of companies and private households.

Regardless of where you are thinking of setting up your data center in Sweden there will be a number of fibre optic broadband providers in the local area. In some cases, you will find that the fibre solutions they offer will come from cables installed in parallel ducts in the same trench, but in most cases, you will find the diversity you need.

Sweden hosts a number of countrywide providers of fibre networks along with a number of regional providers, so based on your choice of location – you will have a number of providers to choose from. On top of that, we also have large international carriers that can deliver fibre from across Sweden to the rest of Europe.

Average Internet speeds

The fibre situation and capacity services

For most data centers a fibre connection is not needed, there are however a number of operators and carriers who offer capacity services ranging from a few Mb to wavelengths over 100Gb. These capacity services are offered both as single links or with full redundancy depending on availability needed.

 Data Centers by Sweden Partners Cable Routes

Sweden’s connectivity backbone: the main fibre network coming into Sweden excluding regional networks.  

While the carriers and operators work independently, you should ask where their traffic goes in case you will need to buy services from several providers for redundancy purposes, as they in turn may well have bought their fibres from the same source. Unknown Single Point (USP) of failures can be an unexpected surprise.