Fiber backbone provider Telia Carrier has installed its first Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Belgrade, Serbia. The new PoP gives customers in the region the opportunity to connect directly to the Telia Carrier backbone, one of the world’s largest and best-connected backbone networks.
The network expansion would eliminate the need for expensive backhaul to out-of-country locations. Customers that had previously needed to access the Telia Carrier backbone via Frankfurt, Vienna or Budapest, would now see higher levels of performance and bandwidth, combined with lower latency. In particular, this would provide a boost to local 4G/5G mobile data service delivery.
Telia Carrier’s new PoP will also serve as a connectivity hub for surrounding countries, improving the availability of “high-speed” IP Transit, Cloud Connect, Ethernet and IPX services. It will also provide a transport interconnection point for international customers requiring a dedicated connection into Serbia.
“We are constantly looking to meet customer demand for access to our backbone,” said Henrik Almroth, Sales Director at Telia Carrier. “The appetite for online services, in both a business and consumer context, has reached a point in Serbia where we saw a compelling need to expand our network into the region. Many of the world’s leading telcos, cloud, and content providers already connect directly to the Telia Carrier backbone and this expansion brings our customers in Serbia and the surrounding countries ever closer to the content and services they need.”