Telia Carrier has further expanded access to its global IP backbone with an additional network Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Located in Smartdc’s colocation data center, it connects into the existing Amsterdam network and via a separate link directly to Brussels, ensuring full route diversity.

The 100GE enabled network PoP in Rotterdam marks the first Telia Carrier expansion in The Netherlands outside the Amsterdam metro area where the company already has 12 network PoPs. With direct connections to both Amsterdam and Brussels, it will facilitate access to Telia Carrier’s AS1299 network with full redundancy.

“Digital transformation is evolving at lightning speed and as a leading global Tier 1 carrier, we are at the center of it. Following the events of 2020, we are seeing unprecedented growth in demand and multi-regional presence is more important than ever,” said Christoph Lannert, Head of EMEA Sales at Telia Carrier. “We continue to expand our network worldwide and are moving ever closer to the edge, serving a wide range of industries with mission-critical connectivity. Our new network PoP at Smartdc in Rotterdam is a perfect example of this.”

Telia Carrier’s Global IP Backbone

Photo Christoph Lannert, Head of EMEA Sales at Telia Carrier
“Following the events of 2020, we are seeing unprecedented growth in demand and multi-regional presence is more important than ever,” said Christoph Lannert, Head of EMEA Sales at Telia Carrier.

The Smartdc data center in Rotterdam serves customers which can be found in industries as diverse as financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and online gaming. Through Telia Carrier, Smartdc will be able to provide its data center colocation customers with direct access to one of the world’s largest Internet backbones, spanning more than 120 cities in 35 countries worldwide.

“In partnership with Telia Carrier, we agreed that this network PoP, operating with full diversity from Amsterdam, would add tremendous value to the Dutch market due to the success and response to Telia Carrier’s existing PoPs in The Netherlands,” said Richard Boogaard, Managing Director of Smartdc. “Having direct access to Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone ensures that Smartdc customers can give their end-users and business partners the best possible experience, against a backdrop of constantly escalating IP traffic volumes.”

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