Invest in Gävleborg 2017 1
FIBER Excellent fiber connectivity and low latenc
y Sweden is the most connected country in the world, with 150,000 km of fiber optic networks. Gävleborg boasts a robust fiber optic network with several independent national and regional redundant networks that connect Gävleborg to Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and Malmo/Copenhagen, Europe and the world. The region’s fiber optic network consequently offers excellent national and international connectivity, and peering point opportunities via Netnode in Stockholm and Sundsvall, which is the largest Internet exchange Point (IXP) in Scandinavia. Gävleborg’s fiber network also offers plenty of bandwidth capacity and dark fiber. The comprehensive nature of the network ensures that fiber is never more than a kilometer from populated areas. Gävleborg: home to Sweden’s ICT and broadband testbeds Acreo, one of Europe’s top ICT research institutes, has its fiber optics, communications technologies, and broadband testbeds in Hudiksvall, Gävleborg. The cluster Fiber Optic Valley also works to promote the research and innovation of broadband and fiber optic sensor products and services. In addition, the Future Position X GIS (Geographical Information Systems) cluster has its testing labs and incubator in Gävle.