Telia Carrier launches PoP in Smartdc, Rotterdam
Telia Carrier has further expanded access to its global IP backbone with an additional point of presence (PoP) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Located in Smartdc, the PoP connects into Telia’s existing Amsterdam network and via a separate link, directly to Brussels.
The Smartdc data centre in Rotterdam is the largest in the Zuid-Holland province and has customers from across financial services, healthcare, telecoms and online gaming, to name a few.
“In partnership with Telia Carrier, we agreed that this PoP, operating with full diversity from Amsterdam, would add tremendous value to the Dutch market due to the success and response to Telia Carrier’s existing PoPs in The Netherlands,” said Richard Boogaard, managing director of Smartdc.
“Having direct access to Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone ensures that Smartdc customers can give their end-users and business partners the best possible experience, against a backdrop of constantly escalating IP traffic volumes.”
Through Telia Carrier, Smartdc will now be able to provide its customers with direct access to its Internet backbone which spans more than 120 cities in 35 countries globally.
In addition, this 100GE enabled PoP in Rotterdam is Telia Carrier’s first expansion in The Netherlands outside the Amsterdam metro area where the company already has 12 PoPs. With direct connections to both Amsterdam and Brussels, it will deliver access to Telia Carrier’s AS1299 network.
“Digital transformation is evolving at lightning speed and as a leading global Tier 1 carrier, we are at the centre of it. Following the events of 2020, we are seeing unprecedented growth in demand and multi-regional presence is more important than ever,” added Christoph Lannert, head of EMEA sales at Telia Carrier.
“We continue to expand our network worldwide and are moving ever closer to the edge, serving a wide range of industries with mission-critical connectivity. Our new PoP at Smartdc in Rotterdam is a perfect example of this.”