Facebook plans to sell excess fiber on its owned long haul routes that interconnect Facebook data centers. As part of the plan, Facebook will allow local and regional network providers to acquire capacity. Fast Facts: Initially, Facebook is focused on the network connecting their data centers...
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Facebook is in the process of building a data center in Tietgenbyen south of Odense, and soon the American giant is also in the process of building another Danish data center at Esbjerg.
The initiative is called "Project Ember". Facebook acquired approximately two million square meters of land between the Esbjerg motorway and the village of Andrup.
In a consortium with the Irish operator Aqua Comms, both Facebook and Google are creating the HAVFRUE cable, a 7,000-kilometer-long transatlantic submarine cable. Havfrue is the Norwegian word for Mermaid. The cable will connect the Esbjerg area to New Jersey.