TeliaSonera expands North American operations

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has announced the completion of a major North American network expansion.

The European-based carrier said it had added 11,500 fibre miles to its global backbone, and will further extend its reach to 44 American cities by December 31 2014.

The announcement coincided with the first day of Capacity Europe, with the company also confirming it is to provide diverse connection into South America, where it claims it has recently experienced rapid growth.

Principally based in the Nordic region, the company has operated in North America for 13 years, and the company said the move was evidence of its strategy to meet increasing demands from end users.

“Today’s end users want everything, anywhere, instantly. This expansion is about supporting that and the increasing interest for our offering in the Americas,” said Erik Hallberg, president, TSIC.

Hallberg confirmed the development was the largest investment it has made in the US since its first move into fibre in the region in 2000.

“This build is a significant step and our customers will be able to take advantage of new opportunities that come from the expanded reach, increased diversity and optimised performance it delivers,” added Ivo Pascucci sales director, Americas, TSIC.

TSIC is a top five carrier in the US and in this year alone has added 50 customers to its portfolio, as well as launching its 100G network in both the US and Europe.

With more than 200 PoPs, across 85 countries worldwide, TSIC’s expansion in the region forms part of the company’s strategy of meeting the ever-increasing performance demands from end users.

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