Telia Carrier, owner/operator of one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones, has upgraded its network presence at phoenixNAP’s Phoenix Metro mega data center. Telia Carrier’s expanded presence in phoenixNAP addresses the growing demand for high-capacity services.

phoenixNAP is focused on delivering cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions. The latest upgrade would allow phoenixNAP to provide scalable multi-terabit capacity and connectivity, enhancing the local availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, Ethernet, and IPX services for operators, content providers, and enterprises alike.

“To ensure uninterrupted connectivity for our clients, we’re always evaluating cost-effective options to expand our global footprint and improve our network,” said Ian McClarty, president of phoenixNAP. “As we were working to boost our network, we knew that Telia Carrier, a long-time partner of phoenixNAP, would enable us to deliver network consistency and performance to meet the demands of our growing, global, and dynamic clients.”

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Ian McClarty
“To ensure uninterrupted connectivity for our clients, we’re always evaluating cost-effective options to expand our global footprint and improve our network,” said Ian McClarty, president of phoenixNAP.

For more than two decades, Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone has grown organically, without acquisitions. It was one of the first networks to successfully transmit 1 Tbps in super channels on its U.S. network and recently announced a real-time transmission of 600Gb/s wavelengths in a live production network.

“Our continued partnership with phoenixNAP and investment in the Phoenix market is a testament to our customer-driven approach adding additional diversity and capacity as we expand our global IP backbone,” said Stephen Hartman, Head of Sales, Americas at Telia Carrier. “The demand for IP and other big bandwidth services throughout Phoenix is growing at an incredible rate as more businesses and data center operators enter the market and leverage hybrid cloud ecosystems. We deliver a global alternative carrier solution and are continually expanding our network to ensure we have the capacity and reach to meet the dynamic demands of phoenixNAP and their end clients for flexible traffic-intensive workflows at scale.”

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