10 January 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
RETN, the international service provider, has expanded its global footprint by deploying two new points of presence (PoPs) in Seoul, South Korea.
Commenting on the launch of the new
PoPs, Tony O’Sullivan, CEO of RETN, said: "Our new
PoPs in Seoul are up and running now, and by the end of
February we expect to announce further extensive achievements
about our network development in the region, providing RETN
services to a vastly increased geographical base."
The 2 new PoPs, located in Dogok IDC and Gasan Data Center,
are directly interconnected to RETN’s IP/MPLS
backbone via Hong Kong and Japan using Juniper MX series
As one of the leading financial and business hubs in South
East Asia, the two new PoPs extends RETN’s
presence in the region as it already has a well-established
presence in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
The company says that by building out its network
infrastructure, and by scaling its network in Europe and Russia
it is creating a "one-stop shop connectivity solution" that
meets the individual needs of each customer.
"With the launch of our TRANSKZ route in 2016, we started to
provide connectivity to Asia (Hong Kong) across our own
network. Further network development in the West focused upon
the needs of our Asian clients supports our growing role as the
European network of Choice for international companies based in
Asian countries or customers with business interests in the
region," concluded O’Sullivan.
In October 2017, RETN deployed two European
PoPs within Interxion data centres in Marseille and Madrid.
The PoPs are interconnected and directly linked to Paris and
Milan. In addition, RETN said that the new PoPs will open up a
gateway to multiple European destinations across
RETN’s network and creates broader opportunities
for connectivity into Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Gasan Data Center,