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Colt Technology Services reinforces its presence in South Europe with a new connection point located at Barcelona Cable Landing Station

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News / January 10, 2023

AFR-IX Telecom welcomes Colt Technology Services (Colt), who will shortly start operating from Barcelona Cable Landing Station (Barcelona CLS), making it the station’s first land-based client. As a result, Colt, a leader in terrestrial fibre optic routes and a world leader in high bandwidth network and voice services for businesses and wholesale clients, consolidates its […]

DE-CIX and AFR-IX telecom sign strategic partnership to enhance Barcelona as a major digital hub

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News / November 7, 2022

  Frankfurt am Main/Barcelona, 7 November 2022. On the back of the first anniversary of DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator, entering Catalonia with DE-CIX Barcelona, the company today announces a strategic partnership with AFR-IX telecom. Headquartered in Barcelona, AFR-IX telecom is the infrastructure and telecom operator that operates the Barcelona Cable Landing Station (CLS). Barcelona CLS, the […]

The 2Africa submarine cable lands in Barcelona

Ile de Seyn vessel

News / November 3, 2022

Meta announced on 24th October the arrival of the 2Africa submarine cable in Barcelona, in a partnership with AFR-IX telecom, the landing partner and the owner of the Barcelona Cable Landing Station (Barcelona CLS).  Next morning, the first international submarine cable landed at the Sant Adrià de Besòs beach, where the beach manholes of Barcelona Cable […]

Barcelona Cable Landing Station is ready to receive the first international submarine cables

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News / November 3, 2022

Barcelona Cable Landing Station (CLS) it is already a reality. This key infrastructure is ready to host up to 8 submarine fiber optic cables and will soon become a benchmark digital port in the Mediterranean. The arrival of the first two cables will take place before the end of the year. The infrastructure has involved […]

Barcelona, Madrid y Lisboa, tres enclaves únicos para el futuro de los data center

Facts,News / September 13, 2022

En los últimos meses, son un constante las informaciones sobre el peso de los data centers como valor estratégico en las economías. Esta presencia mediática no es más que el reflejo de una realidad: la necesidad imparable de estas infraestructuras por el incremento exponencial del tráfico de datos a la nube, la implantación del 5G, […]

Interxion follows in AFR-IX telecom’s wake and chooses Sant Adrià de Besòs to build a new digital hub in the Mediterranean

News / June 8, 2022

Interxion, a Digital Realty company and one of the data center giants in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), recently announced the acquisition of a space in Sant Adrià de Besòs (Barcelona) to build a new connectivity hub. This is its first infrastructure in Catalonia and will be added to the three data […]

Barcelona CLS will be connected to BitNAP, a neutral Data Center


News / March 30, 2021

Barcelona Cable Landing Station will have a direct extension to BitNAP, a neutral data center that allows connection to the main operators As a neutral data center, bitNAP does not depend on any single provider and allows access to a wide range of operators to select the appropriate connectivity. Operators connected to bitNAP will have […]

Post-covid era: the rise of teleworking and the need to strengthen connections


News / March 1, 2021

The rise of teleworking and the need to strengthen better connections The stupor caused by the presence of covid-19 in our lives and the drastic changes we had to assume were, to a large extent, palliated by an essential good in the 21st century: The Internet and the possibility of staying connected, from our homes, […]

Barcelona CLS finishes works at the beach

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News / January 14, 2021

Barcelona Cable Landing Station, the future international station for submarine fiber-optic cables promoted by AFR-IX Telecom, has finished the works carried out on the Sant Adrià de Besòs Beach. Barcelona CLS finishes works at the beach These works that started in October, culminate the first preparatory phase to accommodate the submarine fiber-optic cables that will […]

Barcelona Cable Landing Station begins to build the first international submarine cable landing station


News / November 11, 2020

Barcelona Cable Landing Station begins the first international submarine cable landing station in Catalonia This is a key infrastructure that will become the destination of high-capacity fiber optic submarine cables of Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. It will be an open port and will come into operation the first quarter of 2022 with the aim […]