Start-up hub plugs directly into Internet backbone

The Stockholm-based start-up hub SUP46 has gained unlimited connectivity via a direct connection to the core of the Internet, the company said.

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), in collaboration with Cisco Systems, has connected the site directly to their global backbone with 100Gb/s.

TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates a top-two ranked Global IP backbone. Using a new generation Cisco ASR 903, SUP46 gets direct access to a 100Gb/s backbone router at the core of TSIC´s global network, effectively turning their downtown Stockholm premises into a high-capacity Internet PoP (Point-of-Presence). Stockholm was chosen due to its start-up pedigree.

The costs of hardware, power and cooling have historically limited the roll-out of high-bandwidth Internet connections. However, Cisco´s new generation ASR 9xx series routers can deliver previously unimaginable bandwidth with a minimal footprint. All they need is a fiber backbone capable of doing them justice. Combined with TSIC´s ability to cover the world in a single network hop, it creates a perfect storm for limitless connectivity. And in SUP46´s case, the opportunity to unleash limitless innovation.

Updates on the advances this initiative will make possible will be documented on the TSIC web site.

TSIC operates one of the world´s most extensive fiber backbones and also a proud partner of SUP46 and carrier for over 1200 wholesale customers in 110 countries.

Startup hub SUP46 was founded in 2013 to gather the startup community. Through the world class ecosystem of investors, advisors and mentors members are offered a competitive advantage. Located in the heart of Stockholm, it is home to more than 50 startups and a natural meeting place for the startup community.