Press release

Telia Carrier Provides Global Connectivity to the World’s First Climate Positive Data Center, EcoDataCenter

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announced today its partnership with EcoDataCenter, the
world’s first climate positive data centre. As part of Telia
, Telia Carrier is committed to the same sustainability
principles set-out in the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) to ensure environmental
and social sustainability. This partnership will offer customers access
to the full suite of Telia Carrier services, while hosting their data in
a high quality, highly secure, award-winning
green data centre, designed to become the world’s first climate-positive
data centre.

With innovative design and world-leading technology, EcoDataCenter
builds data centers for co-location, HPC and wholesale/hyperscale. Its
first plant in Falun, Sweden, is connected to the town’s heating and
power plant, allowing surplus heat from the data center to be fed
directly back to the heating plant. The facility is run entirely on
renewable energy sources.

“Telia Carrier has mapped out ambitious sustainability targets that we
need to meet by 2030, and this partnership with EcoDataCenter is
integral in helping us to achieve these,” explained Mattias Fridstrom,
vice president and chief evangelist at Telia Carrier. “We have been in
discussions with EcoDataCenter for the last five years as we recognised
the importance of what it was aspiring to achieve, and we very much
wanted to be a part of it.”

He continued, “Data should be located and stored where it’s most
economical, both in terms of sustainability and cost, and this
partnership is vital in delivering this. Customers can make the right
ecological decisions for their data, while we take care of its
connectivity, ensuring its security and performance regardless of where
in the world it’s needed.”

Mikael Svanfeldt, CTO of EcoDataCenter said, “Telia Carrier was an
obvious partner for us as it seeks to use innovation and growth to help
improve environmental action and quality of life. The combination of our
data centre solutions and Telia Carrier’s market-leading global
connectivity allows us to deliver world class performance to customers
with mission-critical requirements.”

Top-ranked global backbone

For more than two decades Telia Carrier’s global fibre backbone has
grown organically, without acquisitions. It was the first network to
successfully transmit 1 Tb/s in super channels on its U.S. network and
recently announced the first real-time transmission of 600Gb/s
wavelengths in a live production network. According to Dyn Research’s
global backbone rankings, Telia Carrier’s global
IP backbone
, AS1299, is currently ranked number one. The company
enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 280
Points of Presence (PoPs)
across Europe, North America, Asia, and
the Middle East.

About Telia Carrier

Telia Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber
backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure
and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to
execute their most critical activities. By working close to our
customers, we make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber. Discover more

About EcoDataCenter

EcoDataCenter builds and operates data centres for colocation, HPC and
Hyperscale with the ambition to set a new standard in the industry for
sustainability and safety. Our first campus is located in Falun, but the
goal is to become a leader in the Nordic region and to compete with the
world’s largest data centres. EcoDataCenter recently purchased Fortlax,
as a first step towards becoming a Nordic giant. EcoDataCenter’s main
owner is Areim, since 2018, which with the ownership of EcoDataCenter
wants to create a new investment segment in the real estate market.