Telia Carrier expands Swiss-Germany optical connectivity

Created December 18, 2018
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Telia Carrier has further expanded access to its global optical backbone with an additional point-of-presence (PoP) in Zurich, Switzerland. This brings the number of PoPs available in Switzerland to three, in direct response to “increased demand for access” to Telia’s new high capacity fibre route stretching from Zurich (pictured) to Frankfurt via Basel, said the provider.

The PoP is located at the colozü data centre, which is billed as the most energy-efficient carrier neutral facility in Zurich, designed in accordance with Tier IV data centre principles. The new PoP gives colozü customers direct access to the Telia Global IP backbone and full suite of IP services, including Cloud Connect which secures a direct on-ramp to the leading global cloud service providers.

“Our customers demand the highest levels of performance and resilience from their IP services,” said Reto Burkhalter from colozü “Having direct access to the Telia Global IP backbone means that regardless of the demands of their industry, they can be sure of giving their end customers and business partners the best possible experience, against a backdrop of constantly escalating IP traffic volumes.”

Christoph Lannert, regional sales director for Telia Carrier, said: “Our continued investment in this region is testament to our customer driven approach when expanding our optical backbone. The demand for IP services throughout Europe is growing at an incredible rate. Our footprint also plays a key role in providing connectivity throughout Southern Europe and into Africa, which is a rapidly growing market.”

Telia Carrier’s backbone connects more than 265 PoPs with 65,000 km of fibre across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

The Swiss network expansion, follow’s Telia’s move to expand its network presense in the APAC region this autumn, with a new PoP in Tokyo, Japan. This PoP was deployed to improve the availability of high-speed IP transit, cloud connect, ethernet and IPX services for consumers and enterprises in Japan and beyond.

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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