Telia Carrier launches PoP at Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub

Telia Carrier launches PoP at Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub

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Telia Carrier confirms the launch of a new point of presence (PoP) at Telxius’ Derio Communications Hub near Bilbao, Spain.

The collaboration enhances Telia Carrier’s fibre backbone and connectivity options for customers seeking access to a new and diverse path from the Americas to Europe with low latency and high capacity.

Located in Northern Spain, only a few kilometres away from MAREA’s subsea cable landing station, the Derio Communications Hub combines an expanded cable landing station and a fully-fledged PoP.

It is a carrier neutral facility with open architecture, offering high interconnection capacity as well as IP, capacity, colocation and security services.

“We see this as a very strategic route that complements Telia Carrier’s number one global backbone,” said Art Kazmierczak, director of business and network development at Telia Carrier.

“By bringing our two networks together, we are creating a fully integrated carrier-class route that can handle capacity at scale to drive new edge activities in the region while supporting customers from international and local markets seeking to diversify their network and reduce latency.”

The new expansion connects to Telia Carrier’s terabit DWDM networks extending throughout Europe and the Americas. In turn, customers in the region now have access to Telia Carrier’s global backbone, AS1299, as well as the local availability of IP Transit, cloud connect, DDoS mitigation, ethernet and Internet exchange connect.

“The combination of Telia Carrier’s extensive global network and our Derio Communications Hub is a win-win for the world’s largest operators, content providers and enterprises,” said Enrique Valdés (pictured), sales VP northern region, Telxius Cable.

“Colocating in Derio opens up a world of interconnection opportunities with the US via MAREA and with the main European hubs. We believe this will benefit large and small customers looking for flexible and innovative solutions that will adapt to the future demand of data services.”

With a length of 6,600km and 200Tbps of capacity MAREA connects Virginia Beach in the US, with Sopelana, in Northern Spain, providing an alternative path to the main communication hub routes to Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Telxius’ Derio facilities uses the full capacity of MAREA connecting to key digital hubs in Europe like Madrid, Paris, London and Marseille.

In addition, Telxius is completing two direct backhaul connections straight to Paris and Madrid, using existing its infrastructure and adding to the benefits of the MAREA subsea route.

With 2,000 sqm and up to 4MW of power, the Derio facility is carrier neutral and features Tier III specifications and runs on 100% renewable energy with free cooling.

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