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Jun 16, 2023 11:29 EEST
June 16 (SeeNews) - London-headquartered telecom company EXA Infrastructure said it has acquired Croatian provider of dedicated infrastructure services Univerzalne Telekomunikacije (Unitel) as part of its ongoing geographical expansion in southeastern Europe.
“Croatia is strategically located to connect into EXA’s European backbone by introducing a unique north-to-south route across the Balkans complimenting EXA’s Trans Adriatic Express (TAE) route which provides an east-to-west conduit. This strategic acquisition highlights EXA’s ongoing growth plans to become the undisputed pan European and transatlantic datacentre to datacentre connectivity business,” EXA said in a press release on Thursday. It did not disclose the value of the deal.
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Unitel’s optical network has 80 km located in Zagreb, connecting to all major datacentres including InterXion.
Unitel’s main focus is transmission capacities, national and international. Unitel has own fibre optical backbone network in Croatia, connecting all major counties, as well as international borders, thus making UNITEL international data wholesale operator, according to its website.
According to data from the Croatian court registry, Unitel’s previous owners were Zrinka Purgar Jurjevic, Hubert Reinold and Sanja Gregorius. The company was set up in 2006.
EXA Infrastructure is the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, according to the press release. It owns 114,000 kilometres of fibre network across 34 countries. EXA’s network connects 300 cities and offers 13 Tier 3-equivalent datacentres, with sub-sea routes that include three transatlantic cables, one the lowest latency link between Europe and North America.
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