Telia Carrier has established a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Minneapolis within the Cologix 511 11th Street downtown data center, one of the most connected buildings in the region. With its PoP in Minneapolis, Telia Carrier continues its expansion in North America to meet the demand for 100G services at the edge.
Telia Carrier was one of the first carriers with a 100G enabled backbone in both Europe and North America. Through this new PoP in Cologix’s Minneapolis data center, carriers, content and cloud providers now have access to Telia Carrier’s wholesale IP transit, Ethernet and IPX services to meet their connectivity needs.
“As Telia Carrier continues to expand into Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, Minneapolis provides an ideal location within the region for establishing a PoP,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business Development, Americas at Telia Carrier. “Cologix has become a gateway to edge markets for Telia, with Minneapolis becoming the fourth market where the companies have partnered. Enhancing the local ecosystem, Telia Carrier will support increased demand for high capacity services, providing high performance and reliable connectivity for online video, cloud, gaming and other applications.”
Telia Carrier enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including 63 PoPs in North America alone.
“With Telia Carrier expanding into Minneapolis, we are providing the area’s most powerful network hub to meet the needs of carriers, cloud and content providers,” said Wayne Dietrich, Chief Sales Officer, Cologix. “Through our continued partnership, we are committed to supporting customers at the network edge with our interconnection solutions.”