Telia Carrier Adds New Connectivity Options in ‘Silicon Forest’ Region

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Telia Carrier has expanded its relationship with Flexential by establishing a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the Flexential Hillsboro 2 data center in Oregon, providing enhanced diversity and high-speed connectivity to content and cloud providers in the ‘Silicon Forest’ region. The expansion of Telia Carrier in Hillsboro provides clients with more alternatives for connecting directly in the market, eliminating backhaul and delay.

Flexential logoHillsboro is becoming more important as a hub for subsea cable landings and international traffic from Asia, stated Telia Carrier. The Portland/Hillsboro area would have one of the second-highest growth rates for data center development in North America, according to studies from real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group.

In recent years, the Portland metro area, often known as the Silicon Forest, has grown in importance as a hub for carriers and content providers, as well as a regional education and city network linking Greater Portland and Eastern Oregon. Also due to terabit traffic needs and the presence of sustainable, low-cost hydro power, as well as tax incentives and green power sources, large-scale data center building in the region has increased in the recent decade.

“Adding a new PoP in the Hillsboro 2 data center is part of Telia Carrier’s overall growth initiative helping to expand our reach to support new cloud regions, applications and content on the West Coast,” said Stephen Hartman, Head of North America Sales at Telia Carrier. “Fulfilling demand from the subsea cables coming into the Flexential facility in Hillsboro from Asia Pacific regions, we support the needs of current and future customers, and enhance the ecosystem as one of the strategic sites servicing the region.”

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Stephen Hartman, Head of North America Sales at Telia Carrier
“Fulfilling demand from the subsea cables coming into the Flexential facility in Hillsboro from Asia Pacific regions, we support the needs of current and future customers, and enhance the ecosystem as one of the strategic sites servicing the region,” said Stephen Hartman, Head of North America Sales at Telia Carrier.

The Flexential data center cluster in Hillsboro, Oregon, is vastly expanding, with a third building set to open this autumn, bringing the campus’s total square footage to 700,000 square feet.

Telia Carrier is joining Hillsboro 2 with a Terabit Scale IP PoP deployment that will provide varied connection to Flexential’s subsea cable system operators with several cables landing at the facility, covering Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.

“With our Portland-Hillsboro data center campus expanding this fall to include a third facility, we are reinforcing our 20-year commitment to building and operating a highly-connected data center footprint in the Pacific Northwest,” said Ryan Mallory, Chief Operating Officer, Colocation Services, Flexential, “With the addition of the Telia Carrier PoP at this location we are better able to support our growing customer base by offering them additional carrier choice and connectivity to one of the world’s largest global IP backbones.”

Telia Carrier’s global backbone, AS1299, is now available to businesses on the west coast and in Asia Pacific. Also locally available is the company’s high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, DDoS Mitigation, Ethernet, and IPX services – for operators, content providers, and enterprises.

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