Digital Nomad Paradise

Last Updated on January 20, 2021 by Miguel Silva Reichinger Pinto Correia

Madeira Island, has asserted itself as a digital nomad paradise not only due to its tax friendly policy towards corporations and individuals, but also due to its internet connection and infrastructure.

Madeira benefits from a Submarine Cable Station, hosted in the “Madeira Datacenter”, operating several international optical submarine cables, allowing interconnectivity with national and international SDH networks and providing, as such, significant advantages in terms of quality, cost, bandwidth and scalability.

Another available infrastructure is the Internet Gateway provided by Marconi Internet Direct (MID). This MID offers international Internet access without any kind of contention and using diversity in the access to international backbones.

The IP platform has its international connectivity distributed by: 3 PoPs (London, Amsterdam and Paris), peering connections with hundreds of major international ISPs and IP transits to Europe and the USA.

Further to the above, and as of 2021m Madeira is also benefiting from the EllaLink connection.

EllaLink is a optical platform offering secure high capacity connectivity on a low latency transatlantic route (<60 ms round-trip delay time between Portugal and Brazil), linking major terrestrial and subsea hubs in Europe and Latin America. EllaLink is a privately funded and independent company committed to providing services on a Carrier Neutral, Open Access basis.

EllaLink will provide telecoms connectivity between Europe and Latin America connecting key financial centres, major data centres and the key population’s areas. EllaLink will be providing the first-ever direct fibers between the two continents with a point of presence in Sines, Madrid, Lisbon, Marseille, Barcelona, Fortaleza, São Paulo and Rio and onward connectivity to the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East.

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