Telia Carrier opens second point-of-presence in Hong Kong

Telia Carrier has announced the opening of an additional Point-of-Presence (PoP) at the Equinix HK1 data center in Hong Kong, the company said.

This deployment further extends Telia Carrier´s number one ranked global backbone at an important interconnection point. The roll-out of the new PoP enhances the local availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, Ethernet and IPX services for operators, content providers and enterprises alike.

There has been a significant increase in the amount of IP traffic moving through Asia Pacific (APAC), a region synonymous with online gaming, rich Internet and video content. With this new PoP, Telia Carrier will be able to provide enhanced coverage and increased diversity options for customers both locally in Hong Kong and in adjacent markets, through a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions.

The second PoP in Hong Kong is the latest chapter in Telia Carrier´s expansion in APAC. In September, Telia Carrier announced a PoP in Tokyo, Japan. With more than 1900 customers worldwide, the expansion is also a continuation of the carrier´s organic growth story and recent geographical expansion into new markets such as Mexico and Serbia.

Telia Carrier owns and operates the world´s #1 backbone (according to Dyn Research) and provides critical network infrastructure, services and cloud connectivity to operators, content providers and enterprises alike. With customers in 115 cities and 35 countries worldwide, their global network footprint connects more than 280 Points of Presence with 65,000 km of fiber across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.