A new, ultra-high speed telecommunication interconnection between the regions of Attica and Thessaloniki was announced on Wednesday by Grid Telecom, a subsidiary company of Greece’s Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO).
The new activated connection is based on fiber optics technology and can support speeds of up to 100 Gigabits (100G).
The new infrastructure allows the protected interconnection of Grid Telecom’s points of presence in the Digital Realty Data Centers in Attica and the Balkan Gate in Thessaloniki, with a round-trip delay time of less than 6 milliseconds for data transfer. The new connection also utilizes the data centers of Lancom, a Greek company specializing on data center services.
CEO of Lancom George Nolis noted that the interconnection of his company’s data centers with Grid Telecom’s network “now gives us a unique capability in the country: to connect any point of our private optical network throughout Attica with any point in Thessaloniki at the same 100G speed.”