Telia Carrier has expanded its presence in Italy with two new PoPs in Milan, providing crucial backbone services for major service, content and cloud providers requiring low latency and high speed connectivity, the company said.
As a key termination point for traffic coming in from Middle Eastern and North African countries along with Asian traffic landing in nearby Marseille, Italy is becoming a major hub for connectivity in the region.
“With sea cables landing in Sicily and Bari, as well as Marseille, Milan is an ideal location for large content and cloud providers to connect to,” said Davide Binaghi, managing director of Telia Carrier Italy.
With the build-out into the Data4 and SuperNAP facilities, Telia Carrier can support the ever increasing demands of service providers and their customers in Milan and the surrounding region. In particular, as over-the-top (OTT) providers, mega cloud providers and carriers continue to expand their service offerings in Italy, Telia Carrier´s IP backbone will provide a stable platform for mission critical IP service delivery.
Additionally, Telia Carrier´s presence in Milan gives the global wholesale provider´s customers lower latency, high capacity routing options to Northern Italy to Switzerland and Germany as well as southward to nations in North Africa.
Telia Carrier´s global fiber backbone has grown organically, without acquisitions, and was the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 220 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including over 70 PoPs in North America alone.
Telia Carrier owns and operates one of the world´s most extensive fiber backbones.