Telia signs up Unidata to its expanded Italian fibre network

Created January 21, 2019
Technologies and Products

Telia Carrier has announced that Italian ISP and data centre services provider Unidata will be using its recently launched Rome PoP (point-of-presence), to ensure its enterprise customers get the best possible fibre connectivity experience.

The Rome PoP gives Unidata direct access to Telia Carrier’s global fibre backbone. Together with three other PoPs in Milan – at the independently-owned Caldera, Data4 and Supernap data centre campuses – the Rome PoP provides crucial IP backbone and Cloud Connect services for enterprises, operators and content providers throughout the country, who demand a reliable high-speed backbone for their traffic.

Renato Brunetti, president of Unidata, said: “Telia Carrier was a clear choice for us when looking for a network partner. Our customers now get the highest quality connectivity in the region, and the partnership with Telia means we can continue to evolve our customer offerings through services such as Cloud Connect, which give enterprises a secure, dedicated and scalable connection to their cloud, wherever it is in the world.”

Davide Binaghi, managing director of Telia Carrier Italy, said: “We foresaw the rise in traffic throughout Italy and have spent two years building the infrastructure needed to ensure enterprises, content providers and ISPs like Unidata, can maintain the performance of their services and expand their offerings to take full advantage of internet and cloud-based technology.”

Telia Carrier recently announced the first real-time transmission of 600Gbps wavelengths in a live production network. The company enables its worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 280 PoPs across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. The firm recently expanded access to its global optical backbone with an additional PoP in Zurich, Switzerland, and before that it extended its network presense in the APAC region last autumn with a new PoP in Tokyo, Japan.

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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