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INFORMATION UPDATE

Feb 1st, 2017   News

Hello, As of February 1st 2017, The Node Pole is officially owned by power companies Vattenfall and Skellefteå Kraft. The Node Pole will expand its existing business so as to facilitate a one stop shop for investors looking into Sweden and emerging energy-intensive industries – and the expanded The Node Pole core team is already […]

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Save the date/Invitation: Power Briefings – Sweden Data Centers

Jan 19th, 2017   News

January 1st, 2017, the Swedish Government lowered the energy tax for data centers dramatically by 97%, resulting in the lowest price for electricity in Europe. The Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden & Data Centers by Sweden invites to Power Briefing: Feb 14, Washington DC Feb 16, Silicon Valley CA What is the effect on costs […]

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Cinia and IT Norrbotten announce interconnection agreement

Nov 16th, 2016   News

News from Cinia (Finnish fiber provider) and IT Norrbotten (fiber provider in The Node Pole) Cinia’s Northern Digital Highway brings record-breaking capacity to facilitate data intensive operations in the Nordic countries Cinia Group, Finland-based designer, builder and operator of intelligent connectivity and ICT solutions, today announced an interconnection agreement with IT Norrbotten, regional network operator in […]

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Significant reduction of electricity tax for larger data centers included in the Budget Bill

Sep 20th, 2016   News

On September 20th 2016 the Swedish government submitted the Budget Bill to the parliament (Riksdag). According to the Budget Bill, data centers with an installed effect of minimum 0.5 MW will pay 0.5 öre/kWh (0.005 SEK or USD 0.0006/kWh). The Riksdag is now processing the Budget Bill and finalises the central government budget later this […]

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SICS ICE Data Center in The Node Pole is expanding

Sep 15th, 2016   News

SICS ICE, where ICE stands for Infrastructure and Cloud datacenter test Environment, is a Swedish national data center facility for test and experiment activities concerning big data and cloud technologies. The facility is located in The Node Pole region, and managed as a partnership between SICS North Swedish ICT and Luleå University of Technology. The […]

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The Node Pole Highly Commended at Datacloud Awards

Jun 10th, 2016   News

The Node Pole was shortlisted for the Innovative Data Center Location Award at Datacloud Awards in Monaco 7 June 2016. Host in Ireland won the award but The Node Pole received a recognition as Highly Commended.

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The Swedish government plans to lower electricity taxes on data centers

Jun 9th, 2016   News

Today, the The Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, and the Minister for Finance, Magdalena Andersson, announced that the Swedish Government is planning a significant reduction of electricity taxes for data centers. This is the next step in the government’s initiative to increase Sweden’s competitiveness in the tech industry. Data centers will pay 0.5 […]

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Hydro66 named Hosting/Colo Provider of the Year at DataCentre Solutions DCS Awards!

May 12th, 2016   News

Hydro66 in The Node Pole was namned Hosting/Colo Provider of the Year at DataCentre Solutions DCS Awards!

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CEO Erik Lundström named Data Center Evangelist of the Year

Dec 11th, 2015   News

Erik Lundström, CEO at The Node Pole, was on Thursday 10th December named Data Center Evangelist of the Year at DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards 2015 in London. The award recognises a company or individual who in the view of the judges has done the most over the past 12 months to build the profile of the data center […]

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Major new data centre venture for TDC in northern Sweden

Dec 7th, 2015   News

IT and telecoms company TDC announced today it is strengthening its telecoms presence in northern Sweden, and thus supporting establishment of data centres in the area. Several partnerships have been formed, with, among others, Fortlax data centres and Hydro66, both in northern Sweden. The investments total over SEK 10 million, and more is in the […]

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Erik Lundström, CEO The Node Pole, Magnus Nordström, Municipal Chief
Executive and Helena Öhlund, Mayor of Älvsbyn.

The Node Pole expands its international offer

Sep 28th, 2015   News

The municipality of Älvsbyn joins the data center investment region The Node Pole. The municipality thereby becomes part of the established collaboration between The Node Pole and the municipalities of Luleå, Boden and Piteå. The new site covers 84 acres – equivalent to 50 soccer fields. With access to 80 MW of renewable energy, it […]

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Cloud and big data research institute to be built in The Node Pole

Jun 25th, 2015   News

SICS Swedish ICT and Luleå University of Technology now start building a national large-scale datacenter for research and innovation in the area of Big data and cloud, key components in the digitalization of industries and society. The facility with the name SICS ICE (Infrastructure and Cloud datacenter test Environment), is built in Luleå in The […]

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The Node Pole at Datacloud in Monaco!

Apr 16th, 2015   News

The Nordics is now hotter than ever for cool data centers. Denmark, Finland and Sweden have expanding web giants now. Our lead generation and incoming RFI/RFP request have increased by more than 100% in the last six months and new investors/consortiums of DC providers are preparing ability to quote on RFP’s in the region. The Node Pole […]

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New investments & sustainability – meet up in London!

Feb 18th, 2015   News

Join The Node Pole Alliance members and friends for a informal business networking drinks reception in connection with Data Center World. Meet with Andy Long and Paul Morrison from Hydro66, who are currently building their data center in The Node Pole, as well as representatives from our partners Vattenfall, Hanley Energy, ABB, Swegon, Coromatic and […]

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Vattenfall invests in The Node Pole

Sep 29th, 2014   News

Vattenfall, Sweden’s state owned energy company and one of Europe’s largest hydro power producers, has announced its continued investment in Luleå as the principal location for around 300 employees over the next 15 years. “With this new investment, Vattenfall will be close to prospective employees, world-class research at the university and, of course, some of […]

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Facebook in Luleå recognized by Greenpeace

Apr 15th, 2014   News

Greenpeace’s recent report “Clicking clean – How companies are creating the green Internet” highlights Facebook as a good example for choosing Luleå for their European data center location in 2011.

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“A cluster of data center expertise”

Nov 9th, 2012   News

Leif Johansson, a profile within Swedish industry was impressed at his recent visit to the Facebook datacenter in Luleå and The Node Pole. He is convinced that Sweden will continue to have a leading position in international IT-industry and that Sweden is strong in the international playing field.

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The King of Sweden visits Facebook

Oct 19th, 2012   News

Led by the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf, The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences visited Luleå in The Node Pole on Tuesday 16th October.

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Sweden tops global web index

Sep 6th, 2012   News

According to the World Wide Web Foundation’s Web Index, Sweden is best in the world at putting the Web to work. It assesses the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as Web connectivity and infrastructure.

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Lowest electricity price in Europe

Aug 13th, 2012   News

Sweden has the second lowest price on electricity in an international study by the NUS Consulting Group’s 2011­-2012 International Electricity & Natural Gas Report and Price Survey.

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Come and work at Facebook

Aug 10th, 2012   News

Facebook are now recruiting in Luleå. Currently there are five open positions in Data Center Design & Operations at the largest data center of its kind ever built in Europe.

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Strong economic development in the North

Jun 20th, 2012   News

Sweden’s key growth areas are Northern Sweden, the Stockholm region and Gothenburg, according to The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

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Construction update

Jun 19th, 2012   News

This is the view of the Facebook data center in June 2012, the first building is impressive with its 28 000 square meters. Construction started in October 2011 och is scheduled for completion in March 2013.

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Facebook cuts back on generators in Sweden

Oct 31st, 2011   News

“There are so many hydro plants connected to the regional grid that generators are unneeded,” said Jay Park, Facebook’s Director of Datacenter Engineering. Read this Datacenter Knowledge article about how Facebook are reducing the number of backup generators by 70 percent at the Luleå data center

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