Global connectivity provider Telia Carrier has added a new network Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Switch’s Core Campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new PoP at Switch’s data center campus helps provide greater diversity and high-speed connection to content and cloud providers throughout the Southwest United States.

Switch’s Core Campus in Las Vegas has over 500MW of electricity and is built on a ‘Tier 5’ Platinum exascale platform. According to Switch, it is one of the industry’s best-rated and most cost-effective data center colocation environments.

This is Telia Carrier’s first network Point-of-Presence in Las Vegas, giving users in the area more ways to connect directly to Telia’s Internet backbone (AS1299), decreasing the need for traffic backhauling and improving latency.

Telia Carrier’s global backbone, AS1299, is now available to businesses in the Southwest. Operators, content providers, and enterprises can also take advantage of the local availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, DDoS Mitigation, Ethernet, and IPX services for.

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Photo Scott Gutierrez, Senior Vice President of Connectivity, Switch
“Having Telia Carrier become a part of our ecosystem at the Core Campus provides our customers with additional solutions to respond to soaring demand for high quality global reach network services out of Las Vegas,” said Scott Gutierrez, Senior Vice President of Connectivity, Switch.

Telia Carrier’s strategic expansion plan to increase their network coverage throughout the U.S. and inside the U.S. Southwest is aided by the addition of the new PoP. The choice of Las Vegas would benefit not just the whole southwest, but also the fast-growing local market, with area populations rising at an exponential pace in recent years, and suburban expansion accelerated even more by COVID-19 pandemic relocations.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article detailing the shift from large cities and metro areas to more suburban areas, “A handful of large urban areas, feeding off migration from still larger areas, continued to see the net gains they have been experiencing in recent years. Among them: Riverside County, Calif. (outside Los Angeles); Clark County, Nev. (Las Vegas); Maricopa County, Ariz. (Phoenix); and Wake County, N.C. (Raleigh).”

Sustainability

Telia Carrier’s commitment to sustainability would be supported by the Las Vegas location, which runs on 100 percent green power and renewable energy from solar and hydro resources. Greenpeace acknowledged this work in its current Clicking Clean Report, in which Switch received all A marks. Las Vegas and other locations within the U.S. Southwest outside of California are becoming more appealing for data center growth and expansions because to cheaper taxes and less natural catastrophe worries.

“Having Telia Carrier become a part of our ecosystem at the Core Campus provides our customers with additional solutions to respond to soaring demand for high quality global reach network services out of Las Vegas,” said Scott Gutierrez, Senior Vice President of Connectivity, Switch.

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