Telia Carrier extends global fibre backbone with new PoP in Tokyo

Created September 11, 2018
Telia Carrier has customers in more than 110 countries, with its global network connecting more than 265 PoPs with 65,000 km of fibre across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.News and Business

Telia Carrier has extended its network in the APAC region with a new PoP (point-of-presence) in Tokyo. The PoP gives customers the opportunity to connect directly to the Telia Carrier global backbone, one of the largest in the world.

This will improve the availability of high-speed IP transit, cloud connect, Ethernet and IPX services for consumers and enterprises in Japan and beyond.

Recently, there has been a significant increase in the amount of IP traffic moving through APAC, with the likes of online gaming, rich internet services and video content driving the growth, said Telia. It said that 104m Japanese internet users are helping to drive the regional growth.

Wee Kwan Ee, head of sales for APAC at Telia Carrier, said: “Our PoP in Japan will further open up the local market and enhance connectivity across the APAC region as a whole. It will also provide customers with the option of a low latency route towards Europe on our global IP backbone.”

Staffan Göjeryd, CEO of Telia Carrier, added: “Japan is a country which consumes and creates vast amounts of internet content and with many of its businesses at the cutting edge of technology, there is a compelling need for reliable and scalable connectivity to connect a global network of customers and partners.

“Japan is the latest chapter in our organic growth story and follows recent geographical expansion into new markets such as Mexico and Serbia.”

Telia Carrier has customers in more than 110 countries, with its global network connecting more than 265 PoPs with 65,000 km of fibre across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

Telia’s expansion in the Japanese market follows Google’s recent move to expand sub-sea connections in the APAC region to improve service delivery and reduce latency. Google’s new Pacific Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) cable system promises to improve data performance for Google cloud business services and apps such as Google Maps and YouTube.

Work on JGA is being undertaken by submarine cabling experts NEC and Alcatel.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.