QTS, Telia Carrier team up in Atlanta


QTS Realty Trust (QTS) has announced that Telia Carrier has upgraded its network presence in QTS' Atlanta Metro mega data centre.

Telia Carrier's presence in QTS addresses growing demand for high-capacity services in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast including access to international subsea cable landing stations in Miami and Richmond, VA. Telia Carrier's extensive fibre network and advanced network services further expands QTS' ability to provide low latency connectivity and reinforces QTS as one of Atlanta's market leaders based on capacity deployed for hybrid colocation and hyperscale customers.

"QTS is pleased to welcome the world's top ranked Internet backbone to our Atlanta facilities as we continue to expand, adding to our ability to provide a wide range of carrier-neutral connectivity options," said Clint Heiden, chief revenue officer of QTS.

"Direct access to reliable Internet connectivity and diverse high-speed 100G wavelength services are prerequisites for all businesses in the digital age. Added together with the advantages of cost-efficient power and a tax-friendly business environment we continue to deliver significant value to our prospects and customers."

At 970,000 sq ft, QTS' Atlanta Metro is one the world's largest multi-tenant data centres and home to some of the biggest brand name cloud companies and enterprises seeking hybrid colocation and hyperscale capacity. It features its own on-site Georgia Power substation and direct fibre access to a wide variety of carrier-neutral providers. Atlanta is also the new home of International Telecoms Week!

Telia Carrier has already established a presence in QTS' Richmond mega data centre, home to the QTS Richmond NAP and access to the new high speed, low latency MAREA and BRUSA subsea cables that terminate there.

Ivo Pascucci, VP of sales at Telia Carrier, added: "Telia Carrier is committed to building differentiated global IP and Transport networks that exceed customer expectations, with highly flexible and diverse route options. QTS' Atlanta Metro data center is the perfect location for us as it provides the scale and resiliency we need, in a marketplace with high demand for state of the art communications infrastructure and services."

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