Whether you live in Berlin or Kuala Lumpur, your location should not be a barrier to a fast cloud experience. With Vercel, we strive to ensure that everyone, in every corner of the world, can load their websites and applications equally fast.
Today, we are adding a sixth Edge region in Europe: HEL1, Helsinki (Finland).
Vercel Edge Network latency for some of our Edge regions, from your current location.
The availability of a new Edge region means that we can cache your content and make it available across our network even faster, and deliver a speedier cloud experience globally.
Specifically, if they access from within or near Helsinki, your customers will enjoy improved latency of over 5x over our previous options.
Following this announcement, HEL1 will be made available to all deployments automatically. All your customers in or near Helsinki are already enjoying faster speeds. You need not do anything to take advantage of our Edge region in Helsinki.
Please note that regardless of your chosen deployment region, your static assets and dynamic responses will always automatically be cached globally across all Edge regions in our network, ensuring the quickest response time for all of your users.
In Finland, access to fast broadband is a legal right. In October 2009, Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications committed to ensuring that every person in Finland can access the internet at a minimum speed of one megabit per second.
While access to internet is not free, the government ensures that every person in the country can at least enjoy minimum broadband speeds. Finns can also access high-speed internet free of charge at public locations such as educational institutions and libraries.
We are proud to be able to offer an even faster web experience to our patrons in and nearby Helsinki.
Not only do we want to make a truly global infrastructure available, we also want it to be easily accessible. With our default Vercel Edge Network, we are enabling every developer to improve the experience for their users without any configuration.