Network operator Cinia and TV and radio network operator Digita have signed an agreement to house a network hub in Digita's data centre facilities in Helsinki. Cinia's international network utilises the C-Lion1 submarine cable system, providing a direct connection from Finland to Western Europe. The connection is reliable and the fastest on the market.
- We are very proud to be able to offer the long-term lease of Digita's reliable and robust data centre facilities at the Helsinki radio and TV centre for the network, which has huge overall significance for Finland. Located at the nerve centre of Finnish ICT communications, our server facilities are purpose-built for this type of hardware, which is critical to our security of supply and require highly specific conditions for secure operations, says Juha-Pekka Weckström, CEO of Digita.
- All key ICT network hubs will be connected to Cinia's international network, in Finland and in Europe. This data centre is one of the most important hubs in Helsinki, hosting a large number of national and international operators plus FICIX, the biggest Internet exchange point (IXP) in Finland. The agreement between Cinia and Digita offers these operators a direct connection to the submarine cable system and Cinia's international network, says Taneli Vuorinen, Senior Vice President, Cinia Group.
Cinia's marine cable will considerably expand the international connections of data centres which choose Finland as their location. New data centres are currently being constructed or planned in multiple locations across Finland, and are expected to dramatically drive employment and growth in Finland. In terms of data security, Finland is a hospitable environment because it follows European data protection legislation and supports the needs of cross-border service platforms. Rapidly growing cloud service markets increase demand for data safe havens. The submarine cable provides a connection to Cinia's cybersafe Lioncloud service. Finland is a safe and secure environment and a hub for increasingly advanced connections.
Cinia Group Oy, Taneli Vuorinen, Senior Vice President, tel. +358 50 2163, taneli.vuorinen(at)cinia.fi
Digita Oy, Markus Ala-Hautala, COO, tel. +358 400 549 023, markus.ala-hautala(at)digita.fi
Cinia Group offers connectivity solutions and complex telecommunications and telematics systems solutions. It provides customised services to meet M2M mobile communication needs, telematics control and management needs, availability control, and advanced network and ICT communications needs. Cinia's fibre optic backbone communications network in Finland covers approximately 10,000 km, and the construction of around 3,000 km of network elsewhere in northern Europe is in the pipeline.
Digita transmits radio and television programmes to everyone living in every corner of Finland every day of the year. We also apply the latest digital technology in order to develop and offer versatile online television and radio services and services based on our comprehensive network infrastructure. Our clients include media companies as well as mobile and broadband operators offering top of the line content.