Telia Carrier boosts backbone with two new PoPs

21 February 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

Telia Carrier has established two new points of presence (PoPs) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to bolster its network backbone in a region experiencing a surge in traffic growth and customer demand.

Telia Carrier has expanded the reach of its AS1299 global IP backbone and following the build-out, the global wholesale carrier will offer IP transit, Ethernet and wavelength services from two new data centre facilities – Miran-1 and Selectel - in St. Petersburg. 

“More content and cloud providers are adding a local presence in the Russian market to provide services for millions of new customers. These providers all demand low latency, high capacity backbone services to support the delivery of rich content to the end-user,” said Ilya Bulaev, sales director – Russia & CIS, for Telia Carrier.

“These two new PoPs reinforce Telia Carrier’s depth of presence in the European and Russian markets, and enable content providers to enter new markets with extremely high capacity network service offerings.”

As a result, content providers and operators, primarily within Russia and the Baltic states, can now choose from Telia Carrier’s compelling portfolio of 100G+ services at these sites. Content providers in particular stand to benefit from improved access to a rapidly growing cloud and content services market in Russia.

Kirill Malevanov, technical director at Selectel, added: “Several dozen communications providers are already present in Selectel's data centers. We'd like to add more in the future, as new providers create new opportunities for our clients to develop their network infrastructure. Telia Carrier, a leading Tier 1 provider, can offer interesting solutions pertaining to IP transit and VPN services.”

The news comes after Telia Carrier deployed a new 900km direct route from Stockholm to the Russian port city, via Tallinn in Estonia, and upgraded multiple subsea cables in the Baltic Sea.

Topics: Telia Carrier, backbone, AS1299, St. Petersburg, Russia, Sweden, traffic, IP transit, VPN