Eurofiber, a dark fiber owner in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany today announced a long-term partnership with NGN Fiber Network KG (NGN), one of Germany’s largest owners of dark fiber. Specifically, the partnership covers the German market, bringing Eurofiber’s capabilities to expand and sell NGN’s national fiber network capacity with enhanced product offerings. In turn, Eurofiber’s support will increase the utilization of NGN’s network in Germany.

Through the partnership with NGN, Eurofiber will enlarge its sellable dark fiber infrastructure to 34.1k fiber route miles (54.9k fiber route kilometers) in Western Europe.

Eurofiber and NGN – Partnership

Eurofiber will expand utilization of NGN’s network with its ‘open access wholesale’ approach, to address increasing demands for fiber infrastructure. Therefore, fiber capacity will be sold to all German telecom operators, carriers, multi-national corporations, and enterprises.

Overall, this partnership allows NGN’s German customers to freely choose their service providers, while benefiting from Eurofiber’s broader network.

Fiber Infrastructure – Eurofiber and NGN

Eurofiber

Eurofiber owns 23.8k fiber route miles (38.3k fiber route kilometers) in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany. The company’s fiber network also directly connects to 215+ different data centers in Europe. Indeed, Eurofiber offers interconnectivity between nearly all carrier-neutral data centers in the Netherlands and Belgium through its DCspine business.

Additionally, Eurofiber serves customers in the wholesale carrier, data center, enterprise, finance, government & utilities, education, and healthcare sectors.

Eurofiber’s key shareholders are Antin Infrastructure Partners’ €2.0bn Fund II, and the PGGM Infrastructure Fund, part of PGGM Investment Management.

NGN Fiber Network KG (NGN)

NGN owns 10.3k fiber route miles (16.6k fiber route kilometers) in Germany. The company operates a nationwide metro (intra-city) and long-haul (inter-city) dark fiber network across 52 cities in Germany. Particularly, these cities include Munich, Leipzig, Halle, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Erfurt, and Berlin.

Additionally, NGN serves customers including wireless carriers, wholesale carriers, data centers, and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) operators. NGN provides dark fiber turn-key solutions and has ongoing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) roll-out projects.

Transaction Advisors

Eurofiber’s financial advisor was Perella Weinberg Partners. Additionally, Eurofiber’s legal advisor was Latham & Watkins.

NGN’s financial advisor was Goldman Sachs. Additionally, NGN’s legal advisor was Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Jonathan Kim covers Fiber for Dgtl Infra, including Zayo Group, Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI), Uniti Group (NASDAQ: UNIT), Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN), Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FYBR), Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), and many more. Within Fiber, Jonathan focuses on the sub-sectors of wholesale / dark fiber, enterprise fiber, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), and subsea cables.

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