CoCoa Oriental Network launches new PoP in Tokyo

CoCoa Oriental Network launches new PoP in Tokyo

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China-based CoCoa Oriental Network has taken its first steps in a regional expansion by launching a new point of presence (PoP) in Tokyo.

The new PoP is located at Equinix Tokyo-2 (TY2) International Business Exchange data centre – which CoCoa said is the most network-dense and state-of-the-art data center in Japan – and will enhance data connectivity and the provision of one stop shop solutions including MPLS, VPLS, IEPL, SD-WAN and internet access.

As a network hub where cloud providers and international and local carriers meet to provide intensive interconnections for global customers, the PoP will provision services to customers and carrier partners in Japan and South Korea, while serving as a gateway between North America and China.

Further, it extends CoCoa’s global backbone by adding a shorter and lower latency connection path directly between China and Japan, “improving and strengthening the overall customer experience in service performance,” according to the company.

CEO Joel Ma said: “With the new Tokyo PoP in Equinix’s TY2 data centre, it reinforces CoCoa’s presence in Asia-Pacific region and provides an important gateway between Asia and North America to help the company meet increasing demand for connectivity services.”

The Tokyo PoP marks CoCoa’s first project outside of China and will soon be followed with a new PoP in Singapore, due for completion by mid-year.

“By adding Singapore PoP, it will increase the overall global coverage to serve more customers in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East, Africa and Europe, and the most importantly, underline CoCoa’s commitment to provide the high performance and efficient network services to our customers worldwide,” Ma added.