Exclusive: IXcellerate and Telia Carrier boost connectivity options in Moscow

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Telia Carrier has completed a major network expansion project at Russian data centre operator IXcellerate’s Moscow facility.

The expansion project means that customers in the tier 3 data centre will have access to Telia Carrier’s full portfolio of IP and transport services, including its extensive fibre backbone, plus newer services such as Cloud Connect and IX Connect.

The partnership expands on Telia’s existing point of presence at the Moscow facility, which was launched in 2014 as one of the very first operators to deploy in the Moscow One site.

IXcellerate CEO Guy Willner said: “The modernisation of Telia’s infrastructure and the expanded service portfolio at the IXcellerate Moscow One site proves once again that one of the main reasons customers come to data centres today – is high connectivity and 24/7 availability. We are extremely pleased that such a large global operator as Telia Carrier has not only become part of our ecosystem, but is also constantly growing and providing our customers with new services.”

For Telia Carrier, it marks the latest network expansion announced by the company, following new points of presence deployed in Mexico, Serbia, Japan and Italy, among others

Henrik Almroth, regional sales director at Telia Carrier, said: “When we deployed our equipment in the IXcellerate Moscow One site four years ago, we knew that we were leaving ample headroom for future growth.

“Today, IXcellerate is one of the market leaders in Russia. With the launch of new services, such as Cloud Connect and IX Connect, and growing customer demand at IXcellerate Moscow One, we have increased our cooperation further and upgraded our Russian infrastructure accordingly.”