Telia Carrier Deploys Network PoP at Cologix’s Facility in Vancouver, Canada

Colocation provider Cologix, a company with several carrier-neutral data centers located in the North American market, has expanded its global network reach by partnering with Telia Carrier. Global IP backbone provider Telia Carrier has deployed a new network Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Cologix’s VAN2 interconnection hub in Vancouver, Canada.

Cologix has its colocation data center located in Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto, and Vancouver. With Telia Carrier’s first network PoP being deployed in Western Canada, Cologix and Telia Carrier customers would now be provided with low-latency access to Telia Carrier’s fiber backbone and connectivity.

Laura Ortman, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Cologix
“Our VAN2 location will allow Telia Carrier to provide more local interconnection, with rapid delivery and low latency,” said Laura Ortman, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Cologix.

“We are delighted Telia Carrier has chosen Cologix’s VAN2 location to extend their global IP backbone,” said Laura Ortman, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Cologix. “Vancouver has the perfect ecosystem for harnessing digital potential, allowing our customers to accelerate their cloud transformation. Our VAN2 location will allow Telia Carrier to provide more local interconnection, with rapid delivery and low latency.”

As the amount of data being produced and consumed is growing at the edge, there is an increasing need to consolidate data stores nearby to give ready access to 3rd party, cloud-enabled apps and analytics services, stated the two companies. With over 100 Terabytes of active edge IP Transit traffic globally and over 300 Terabytes of deployed edge port capacity, Telia Carrier would be able to provide the required capacity users need ‘on-demand’ to support traffic bursts and high availability.

“We’re pleased to be working with Cologix to open up our first PoP in Western Canada to support data-intensive innovation, real-time collaboration, and creative development in digital industries that thrive on a reliable network,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business and Network Development, Telia Carrier. “The Vancouver PoP will provide direct access to our #1 global IP backbone and diverse, secure, carrier-grade services to help businesses drive transformative changes and cloud-driven strategies at scale as computing shifts to the edge.”

Cologix’s VAN2 data center in Vancouver, Canada, provides connectivity to 20+ unique networks and direct access to the primary node for the Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX).

Through Cologix’s MetroConnect platform, colocation clients in the VAN1 and VAN3 facilities also have the ability to access Telia Carrier at VAN2 (1050 West Pender). Other VAN2 key features include:

  • Home to the Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX)
  • Located downtown, VAN2 is six blocks away from VAN1 data center – providing two data center location options
  • Top certifications and security – SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS compliant
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