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11 July 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
EdgeConneX and Telia Carrier have announced a strategic partnership to bring increased access to the carrier’s network, across EdgeConnex’s 30 Edge Data Centres in 27 global markets.
The partnership is in an attempt to reduce latency, improve
traffic flow and overall efficiency for end-users reliant on
the Internet. All of which, is in direct response to the
increasing demand for OTT service delivery and global sprint to
the edge by enterprise users.
"Telia Carrier is an ideal partner for EdgeConneX,"said
Clint Heiden, CCO of EdgeConneX. "Their global IP
backbone is highly regarded throughout the industry and is much
sought-after by global MSOs, content providers, gaming
companies and hyperscalers expanding throughout the world, and
the IP connectivity that they bring is critical to our
"Furthermore, Telia Carrier, like EdgeConneX, believes in
the momentum of the Edge creating a better user experience for
those reliant on the cloud, gaming and delivery of big data.
Our partnership further enables enterprises the ability to take
advantage of new technologies and customer demands that require
our global reach and local performance improvements."
By combining Telia Carrier’s global Internet
backbone with EdgeConneX facilities located nearest to network
provider aggregation points they create the infrastructure
needed to manage the demands of the marketplace.
As a result there is higher levels of security and improved
performance to end-users, while enabling the lowest possible
latency for cloud, IoT and content, and a single hop access to
local enterprise and consumer end-users.
"Telia Carrier values the reputation, expertise and approach
taken by EdgeConneX to data center infrastructure and
management," says Staffan Göjeryd, CEO of Telia Carrier.
"In particular, for many of our customers, especially cloud,
application and gaming providers, the proximity of our network
backbone to end-users is business critical. With
EdgeConneX’s global reach and market leadership we
can offer resilient, high-quality connectivity beyond our