Telia Carrier, owner and operator of one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones, has announced a strategic alliance with CyrusOne – one of the largest carrier-neutral data center providers in the United States. The agreement provides CyrusOne’s enterprise customers with access to Telia Carrier’s global IP network AS1299, as well as total integration into CyrusOne’s National IX platform for connectivity and access to cloud hosting services.
CyrusOne’s diverse customer base includes over 170 Fortune 1000 customers across more than 30 locations globally, including a sizeable Texas footprint. Telia Carrier’s global IP network, AS1299, offers CyrusOne customers immediate 100G availability scalable to multi-terabit capacity. It would also include the benefits of the wholesale carrier’s Wavelength, IP, and Ethernet services.
“Telia Carrier is not only an incredible partner, but also a vital connection to the many underlying services that our National IX platform provides to large enterprise customers,” said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager, interconnection at CyrusOne. “Connecting to Telia Carrier’s 100G backbone is crucial in connecting our data center facilities to one of the largest privately owned networks available at exceptional speeds.”
According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone is currently ranked top two. Telia Carrier’s rapid growth and ascension through the rankings was recently highlighted in Dyn’s ‘Baker’s Dozen, 2015 edition’ report. Telia Carrier’s 62 U.S. PoPs serve the region with 100G-enabled Internet transit, Wavelength and Ethernet services.
“As one of the leading providers of colocation services for large enterprise customers, CyrusOne provides a unique opportunity for Telia Carrier to expand into previously untouched verticals,” said Ivo Pascucci, regional director, Americas at Telia Carrier. “This is a mutually beneficial partnership and we look forward to continuing to grow our regional and global offerings together.”