Exploring the Nordics’ New Gateways

2nd October 2019

In the coming months Aqua Comms will bring into service the first new Subsea cable connecting Denmark to the U.S. in nearly two decades! This will complement Aqua Comms’ existing transatlantic cables and deliver on its vision of creating a “North Atlantic Loop”, a resilient dual-path network across the Atlantic. Meanwhile, other new subsea cable projects are being finalized in other parts of the Nordics.

What impact will the new subsea cable systems planned in the Nordics have on the region’s interconnection landscape?

This is the theme for this exciting seminar, where we have invited the relevant subsea cable operators and leading connectivity experts to share their knowledge and present their outlook for the development in the Nordics.

After a few short presentations, we will have a panel discussion with leading connectivity providers and an OTT supplier operating in Scandinavia about how the new sea cables will benefit and change the Nordic interconnection landscape.

Date: 2 of October 2019
Time: 14.30 – 18.40
Venue: The Blue Planet, Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark
Registration: Sign up here

After the seminar, we are hosting a traditional Carrier Roundtable mingle. As usual, we offer a bite to eat and something to drink.


Welcome by Peder Bank, Managing Director, Interxion


Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms presents the new AEC2 and North Sea Connect subsea cable projects that are creating a resilient dual-path network called “North Atlantic Loop” and why Copenhagen creates a great gateway.


Mike Hollands, Interxion gives a short introduction of the other Nordics subsea cable projects under development or recently launched and invites them and Tampnet to present short updates on their projects:

  • Eastern Light: Fredrik Hane, Founder; provides the status of the project connecting Helsinki with Stockholm, and Eastern Light’s next projects.
  • Skagenfiber: Geir Holmer, CEO updates on the planned project to connect Norway with Denmark.
  • Celtic Norse: Erling Aronsveen, CEO, shares details of the project connecting Ireland with Norway.
  • Tampnet: Cato Lammenes, Managing Director, presents their plans for new links connecting Scotland with Norway and Germany with Sweden


Jan Hoogenboom, CEO of the European internet exchange NL-IX talks about the importance of landing the sea cables in a neutral data centre based on the examples of Amsterdam and Marseille and outline why Copenhagen can be developed into the gateway of the Nordics.


15 min coffee break


Panel discussion with Martin Eriksson from Netnod, Jan Hoogenboom from NL-IX, Mattias Fridström from Telia, Tansy McCluskie from Facebook and Nigel Bayliff from Aqua Comms about the changing connectivity landscape of the Nordics facilitated by Mike Hollands, Interxion.


Wrap up by Peder Bank and Mike Hollands, Interxion and opening of the Carrier Roundtable networking – a great opportunity to expand your professional connections within the Nordic Carrier and IT industry.


The event ends – thank you for coming.

The event will be held at the Blue Planet, which is the Danish National Aquarium. During the Carrier roundtable there will be an opportunity to explore the beautiful aquarium on a short tour.

A warm thank you to our sponsors Aqua Comms, Netnod and Nl-IX.