How did Relined Fiber Network manage to extend its activities beyond the rail track?

The Netherlands has 250,000 kilometres of glass fibre cable buried underground. Enough to go round planet Earth no fewer than six times. Not all of these kilometres of glass fibre cable are actually in operation. There is a lot of unused cable capacity. What started out in 2003 to Relined Fiber Network as a specific assignment to unlock unused glass fibre capacity along the rail tracks, has completely ‘gone above and beyond’ over the past 20 years. Our mission is much broader-ranging than ever.


The first glass fibre networks were built in the 1990s by public organisations to serve a specific purpose. For example, rail infrastructure management company ProRail uses the network to operate signals and track switches, and electricity supplier TenneT uses it to monitor the national power grid. Kilometres of glass fibre was buried underground alongside the rail tracks. Much was buried more than was needed at the time. Clearly with strategic foresight. Since then, the digital revolution has continued to push up demand for fast and reliable internet connections. The unused capacity is offered on the market by Relined. But things do not stop at this.

Relined markets unused capacity from existing networks regardless of where they are located

There is seemingly no end to the unprecedented hunger for data. Whether we live or work in the city centre of a metropolis, along a busy road, in a suburb or on a countryside farm, everything and everybody is connected nowadays. Since those early days, Relined has gone on to do a lot more than just making unused glass fibre alongside the tracks available to interested parties. Commercial operators, such as British Telecom (BT), have built their own glass fibre networks to deliver their services. These networks are not being used to capacity either. Which is why Relined has stepped up to become a BT partner to market their unused capacity.

We are all justly critical of every spade that goes into the ground. Putting in place new and redundant glass fibre networks is a hindrance to digitalisation and amounts to pure destruction of equipment and resources. By connecting the dots, Relined can deliver the desired connection. We link unused capacity from existing networks wherever they are located and supplement the capacities with stretches of network of our own.

In Germany and Denmark, we have access to nationwide networks

Twenty years down the line, Relined Fiber Network has ‘gone above and beyond’ and we are happy to provide you, besides the network alongside the rail tracks, with connectivity in other parts of the country too. We have grown to become the largest independent lessor of unused glass fibre capacity in public and private glass fibre networks. At national and international level as we also have nationwide networks in Germany and Denmark. Our mission is built on solid foundations. Unlocking unused glass fibre capacity has become more relevant than ever.

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