09 July 2018
| James Pearce
NTT Communications has launched a new point of presence in Ireland, located at Equinix’s DB1 data centre in Dublin, marking its first PoP in the city.
The global carrier said its new PoP will allow it to offer
high-quality global IP transit services to a number of
companies which have set up European headquarters in the Irish
city over the last few years.
NTT Com customers will be able to connect to its Global IP
Network, which reaches over 190 countries and regions, through
Equinix’s DB1 facility, which is one of the most
densely connected IBX facilities in Ireland. The carrier said
it will offer numerous capacity levels, including 100G ports,
with direct connections to Amsterdam and London already
"The new PoP in Dublin fits our strategy to take NTT
Com’s global backbone into some of the
fastest-growing Internet markets," said Michael Wheeler,
executive vice president of NTT Communications Global IP
Network at NTT America.
Ireland is seen as a growing market, with investment in data
centres across the country expected to reach €9 billion by
2021, according to Host in Ireland. Part of this is driven by
significant outside investment, with the likes of Apple, Amazon
and Facebook all developing facilities in or around Dublin.
The deployment of the Irish PoP is just the latest addition
in the UK and Ireland for NTT Com. In May, it added a new point
of presence at Equinix’s MA4 IBX data centre in
Equinix’s MA4 data centre enables direct
interconnection to IX Manchester and the London Internet
exchange, LINX, as well as a wide range of network service
providers and major cloud service providers.
On the new Dublin PoP, Wheeler added: ""This location will
not only serve new customers looking for high-capacity,
high-quality IP transit services but also many of our current
global customers that have established operations or are
considering expansions in the Dublin area. Overall, this is a
very exciting market for us."