Picture: Miguel Angel Acero, VP Operations at Barcelona CLS and Gonzalo Pansard, CEO of Axent at Submarine Networks EMEA

Axent and Barcelona CLS signed an agreement to establish a new POP in the building

London, 31 May 2023Axent, as part of its strategic growth plans and with the main purpose of providing more connectivity options to its customers, has decided to expand its network footprint in Barcelona, by establishing a new POP at Barcelona Cable Landing Station, the submarine cable landing station located in Sant Adrià de Besòs (Barcelona). The agreement was signed during the Submarine Networks EMEA 2023 in London.

Axent establishes a new POP in Barcelona CLS

With this new expansion, Axent will offer dark fiber and capacity services to the main carriers and hyperscalers directly from the Cable Landing Station improving the latency and its network efficiency.

The connection to Barcelona CLS is an important step for Axent and is part of its strategic growth plans with the main objective of offering more connectivity options to its customers, thus expanding its network presence in Barcelona:

“We´re very happy to reach this crucial interconnection point, following our strategy of data centres and cable landing stations connectivity, and to reinforce our collaboration with the AFR-IX telecom team. The Iberian Peninsula digital hub is more and more essential in the international routes design and we must impulse synergies together.”

Said Peng Yan, Chief Commercial Officer of Axent.

The agreement signed between Axent and Barcelona CLS, owned by AFR-IX Telecom, is another milestone to enhance the integration between terrestrial and submarine infrastructures. For AFR-IX telecom, the agreement with Axent reaffirms the good positioning of the region, in terms of connectivity:

“The exponential growth we are seeing across the Iberian Peninsula is driving further economic growth and investment in and around Barcelona. We are very grateful of the investment Axent is making in this region and proud to see that Barcelona CLS is becoming a must-to-be hub for the major operators in the sector.”

Said Romà Andreu, CCO of Barcelona CLS.

About Axent

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Axent is a carrier neutral wholesale operator for connectivity services in the backbone, backhaul and access segments. With more than 5,500 kms of buried optical fiber network, provides connectivity services to the main data centres and CLS in Spain and offers international connectivity to France (Biriatou, Somport, Le Perthus) and Portugal (Ayamonte).

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