Telehouse deploys Marseille PoP as European expansion rumbles on

Telehouse deploys Marseille PoP as European expansion rumbles on

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Telehouse International has deployed a new PoP in Marseille as part of its continued expansion across Europe.

Enterprises - including those in Telehouse’s existing data centres in London, Paris and Frankfurt - can colocate within the new PoP facility, delivered in partnership with Jaguar Network, to access low-latency connections to international exchanges in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

This is the latest in Telehouse’s European growth plans, which includes the recent expansion of its Paris data centre and the launch of Telehouse South in London.

“Marseille is Europe’s largest hub for submarine cables connecting to several global regions and ranks as ninth largest connectivity hub worldwide,” said the firm.

Mark Pestridge, senior director for customer experience at Telehouse UK, said: “This is a crucial step in our growth strategy, which has so far centred on our presence in Tier 1 cities across Europe and at the crossroads of the global internet.

“Marseille marks the beginning of our move into Tier 2 cities, which provide an important piece in the global connectivity puzzle, enhancing the services we offer from our other locations. This is a long-term plan to provide long-term benefits, including low latency global connections, greater bandwidth and less jitter,” said Pestridge.

Telehouse says it will double capacity at all of its existing data centres sites in Europe over the next five years. The organisation has already doubled the size of its Paris connectivity hub - Telehouse Voltaire - which sees 50% of France’s peering traffic passing through the site.

The construction of Telehouse South, the company's fifth data centre in London Docklands, is already underway with the first floor set to open in early 2022.

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