23 May 2018
| James Pearce
Telia Carrier has installed its first point of presence in Serbia, giving customers in the region access to its global backbone.
The PoP, which is located in Belgrade, will serve as a
connectivity hub for surrounding countries and act as an
interconnection point for international customers requiring a
dedicated connection into Serbia.
Telia Carrier said by launching the PoP, it helps eliminate
the need for expensive backhaul to out-of-country locations.
Its customers had previously needed to route via Frankfurt,
Vienna or Budapest in order to access Telia
Carrier’s AS1299 global IP backbone.
The PoP means Telia Carrier will be able to offer these
customers higher levels of performance and bandwidth, combined
with lower latencies, that it claims could boost 4G mobile data
Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone is currently
ranked as number one according to DYN Research. It has more
than 230 points of presence across Europe, North America, Asia,
and the Middle East, and
recently launched into Mexico.
Henrik Almroth, sales director at Telia Carrier, said; "We
are constantly looking to meet customer demand for access to
our backbone. The appetite for online services, in both a
business and consumer context, has reached a point in Serbia
where we saw a compelling need to expand our network into the
"Many of the world’s leading telcos, cloud and
content providers already connect directly to the Telia Carrier
backbone and this expansion brings our customers in Serbia and
the surrounding countries ever closer to the content and
services they need."