Duocast Connect+

Duocast Connect+ provides companies access to the fastest fibre-optic broadband connection between the north of the Netherlands and Amsterdam

Introducing Duocast Connect+ (DC+)

Introducing Duocast Connect+, the fastest broadband connection between the north of the Netherlands and connectivity metropolis Amsterdam. Boasting an initial capacity of 800 Gigabits per second, Duocast Connect+ can be expanded to accommodate transfers of up to 32 Terabits per second. Duocast Connect+ will launch this autumn.

Improved connectivity for the northern part of the Netherlands

Duocast Connect+ is our initiative to improve the link between the northern and western parts of the Netherlands. With its massive capacity it will create opportunities for businesses, thus driving both economic and social growth in the north. Fabian Labohm, managing director and owner of Duocast: “Duocast Connect+ provides companies with a readily available high-quality data infrastructure between the north and Amsterdam, combining best in class components and affordable rates. This creates opportunities in sectors ranging from healthcare, education, and government to e-commerce and the latest AI driven businesses. Amsterdam and Groningen have their own digital ecosystems consisting of various providers and customers of Internet and Ethernet services. With Duocast Connect+, they can be connected effortlessly.

The Amsterdam region, which houses the major Internet exchanges, faces increasing shortages both in terms of energy supply and readily available public space. Driven in part by the enormous increase in data center activity, these shortages have forced companies to relocate to other parts of the Netherlands. Due to its unique nature Duocast Connect+ makes Groningen a premium spot for companies looking to expand their business.

Best in class technology and DWDM optical fiber multiplexing

Working closely with two top-tier partners we ensure the highest standards will be met with Duocast Connect+. Nokia provides us with the latest equipment suited to the task, while we partner with Relined to utilize their reliable fiber network. We ensure maximum bandwidth and ultra-low latency by combining the expertise of our partners with DWDM optical fiber multiplexing. Duocast Connect+ is unique in offering readily available capacity, sharp rates, and the ability to expand when necessary.

Labohm: “Quality broadband networks were already available outside of the Randstad, but usually only as high priced customized solutions with lengthy delivery times and unfavorable latency. Duocast Connect+ introduces an affordable solution that does not compromise on speed, redundancy and latency.”

 

Curious about the tech behind Duocast Connect+?

Available this year

The launch of Duocast Connect+ will proceed over several phases. In Q4 of 2024, larger data centers QTS and NorthC in Groningen will be connected to Nikhef and Equinix AM7 in Amsterdam, as well as DCF2 in Leeuwarden and Cellnex in Lelystad. 10Gbps and 100Gbps connections can be supplied in as little as one working day. We will further expand capacity to reach a maximum bandwidth of 32Tpbs in the coming years.

 

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About Duocast

Duocast is a Dutch company focusing on best in class connectivity and IT solutions. We offer our services on prem and on site in ten different data centers, servicing a plethora of customers throughout the Netherlands. Among our customers are large webshops, software developers, local municipalities, health care providers, and businesses focusing on online services. We are ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 (medical data) certified.

Since its inception in 2004 Duocast engineers have specialized in designing, building and managing critical IT infrastructure. Duocast also provides colocation services, including twin-datacenter solutions, private, hybrid and public cloud solutions, and private internet connectivity. Hosting, housing or connectivity: Duocast will provide the best solution possible.

 

Want to know more about Duocast? Visit www.duocast.nl, call us at +31.502103600 or email us at info@duocast.nl.

 

Contact

For inquiries regarding Duocast or Duocast Connect+, please contact:

Robin Verlangen (CFO)

r.verlangen@duocast.nl

050-210 3600

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Meer over de techniek

 

Geavanceerde technologie van Nokia

Duocast Connect+ maakt gebruik van de geavanceerde 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) van Nokia. Deze technologie biedt schaalbare en geoptimaliseerde end-to-end optische transportoplossingen voor onder meer langeafstandsnetwerken.

De 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) is een familie van DWDM multiservice, multilayer P-OTN transportplatformen die efficiënt transport op elke schaal bieden. Met de 1830 PSS kunnen we ons netwerk continu opschalen om te voldoen aan onvoorspelbare verkeersvragen. De platformen maken gebruik van geavanceerd coherent transport geleverd door de Nokia Photonic Service Engine (PSE), flexibele lijnsystemen en ultraschaalbare P-OTN switching.

 

Technische Dienstbeschrijving

Met Duocast Connect+ wordt de complexiteit van het belichten van glasvezel over een lange afstand volledig verzorgd door Duocast. De koppelvlakken in de aangesloten datacenters zijn gelijk aan een standaard verbinding tussen twee netwerkcomponenten in een rack.

  • Koppelvlak Interface type: 10GBase-LR, 100GBase-LR1, 100GBase-LR4
  • OSI Layer: 1
  • MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit): Onbeperkt
  • Layer2 Vlans: Onbeperkt

 

Geavanceerde glasvezeltechnologie van Relined

Met Duocast Connect+ maken we gebruik van de geavanceerde glasvezeltechnologie van Relined, dat een betrouwbaar en uitgebreid netwerk van circa 50.000 kilometer in Noordwest-Europa beheert. Dit netwerk, dat zich uitstrekt door Nederland, Duitsland en Denemarken, biedt essentiële redundante en kortere routes, inclusief offshore verbindingen zoals de COBRA Fiber Optic Cable. Zo kunnen we een robuust en betrouwbaar netwerk garanderen, essentieel voor de continuïteit van uw bedrijfsprocessen en de groeiende internationale netwerkbehoeften.

 

Economische en maatschappelijke groei in Noord-Nederland

Door de combinatie van de glasvezelinfrastructuur van Relined, de geavanceerde technologie van Nokia, en onze kennis en ervaring bij Duocast, hebben we het mogelijk gemaakt om Noord-Nederland te ontsluiten met de zwaarste en snelst mogelijke glasvezelverbinding. Het betekent dat bedrijven en organisaties in Noord-Nederland zowel economisch als maatschappelijk zonder technische beperkingen kunnen doorgroeien. En daar zijn wij, als nuchtere Groningers, stiekem best wel trots op.