Telxius Opens Purpose-Built Infrastructure in EMEA: Derio Communications Hub

Leverages the Full Potential of Subsea Cable MAREA Unlocking Opportunities for Global Organizations

Madrid, 29 October 2019. Telxius, the communications infrastructure company of the Telefonica Group, has announced today the launch of its purpose-built, interconnection-rich, Derio communications hub. Strategically located in the north of Spain, it is only a few kilometers away from subsea cable MAREA’s landing point. The Derio hub has been developed to respond to the growing demand of latest generation communication services with the lowest latency and highest capacity ever deployed between America and Europe:  that of subsea cable MAREA. Its open architecture has been designed to ensure that every carrier, hyperscaler, cloud and content provider is able to benefit from its offerings.

With 2,000 sqm and up to 4 MW of power, the Derio facility is carrier neutral and features TIER III specifications, representing the newest innovative design in subsea cable infrastructure. The facility offers the unique combination of being an expanded cable landing station (CLS) with advanced cable transmission capabilities as well as a fully-fledged international PoP. Joining these strengths in this purpose-built, ready-to-operate infrastructure effectively means a “one-stop shop” for a wide range of cable services as close to the ultrahigh-capacity transatlantic MAREA subsea cable as one can possibly be.

As a specialist in communications infrastructure, Telxius has created this site with the following attributes:

  • Purpose-built colocation and capacity facility
  • Carrier neutral and featuring TIER III specifications
  • 200 Tbps transmission capacity offered by MAREA
  • Joined by 138 Tbps subsea cable, BRUSA, in Virginia Beach (US)
  • State-of-the-art environmentally friendly standards
  • Certified as a 100% renewable energy building with free cooling
  • Modular design set to evolve with customers’ needs and provide a cost-effective path for growth

As Interconnection has become pervasive, we are now ready to enable new business opportunities for customers drawing on the superior latency and capacity features in MAREA, our flagship transatlantic cable “, explains Rafael Arranz, COO Telxius, Cable Business. “We have done this by adding rich interconnection capabilities through a purpose-built, next-generation, highly specialized communications hub in a strategic location very close to MAREA in the north of Spain. We welcome any terrestrial fiber, connectivity, digital media, cloud and/or content provider to enjoy the best IP, capacity and colocation services by joining this new communications hub.”

With rich interconnection as a main feature by design, this brand-new infrastructure maps Spain as a strategic communications port linking the Americas, Europe and beyond and connecting securely and dynamically to important international hubs such as Marseille, Paris, London and Frankfurt.  Through Marseille, a major subsea cable hotspot in the Mediterranean and a gate to other relevant markets such as MENA and APAC, the Derio communications hub opens up a door into Europe that effectively extends the benefits and massive available capacity of the MAREA system.