GTT upgrades Central and Eastern Europe network

Created September 26, 2018
The improved network will deliver enhanced cloud connectivity and services to enterprises and carrier clients across the CEE region, said GTT.News and Business

GTT Communications has upgraded its fibre network across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It says the network upgrade includes additional high capacity fibre routes and enhances the diversity, scalability and performance of its Tier 1 global IP network footprint.

The improved network will deliver enhanced cloud connectivity and services to enterprises and carrier clients across the CEE region, said GTT.

The company has upgraded routes between its network points of presence (PoPs) in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey, adding a diverse, lower-latency route from Budapest to Sofia.

GTT has deployed next-generation optical technology along the routes, doubling the available optical capacity per fibre in the initial upgrade, with the ability to add extra capacity in response to increasing client demand.

“GTT is delivering on its purpose of connecting people across organisations, around the world and to every application in the cloud,” said Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “Central and Eastern Europe is a significant market for us, and this network upgrade results in an even stronger set of cloud networking services for our clients.”

GTT completed the €1.9bn acquisition of Interoute this May, which added 15 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 51 colocation facilities to the firm’s global connectivity portfolio.

The company recently appointed Jesper Aagaard as its Europe division president, with responsibility for clients in continental Europe. In addition, Martin Ford was made the company’s UK division president, with responsibility for clients in the UK and Ireland and those in the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation