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Telia Carrier sets up new PoP in Flexential’s Hillsboro data centre

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The newly independent Telia Carrier has expanded to Flexential’s Hillsboro 2 data centre in Oregon.

The carrier says the new point of presence (PoP) will bring improved diversity and high-speed connectivity to content and cloud providers in the region, which is a key connection point for subsea cable landings and international traffic from Asia.

“Adding a new PoP in the Hillsboro 2 data centre is part of Telia Carrier’s overall growth initiative helping to expand our reach to support new cloud regions, applications and content on the West Coast,” said Stephen Hartman (pictured), Telia Carrier’s head of North America sales.

He added: “Fulfilling demand from the subsea cables coming into the Flexential facility in Hillsboro from Asia Pacific regions, we support the needs of current and future customers, and enhance the ecosystem as one of the strategic sites servicing the region.”

Telia Carrier is no longer part of Telia Company, which sold it in June 2021 to Polhem Infra, an investor owned by three Swedish national pension funds, for the equivalent of €935 million (US$1.1 billion). The new owner has still not announced a name change, expected this year.

Telia Carrier that that the Portland metropolitan area has become a hub for carriers and content providers, as well as a regional education and city networks connecting to greater Portland and eastern Oregon.

The company said that the Flexential data centre cluster in Hillsboro is one of the fastest growing in the market, with a third building opening later this year to increase the campus to 700,000 square feet (65,000 sq m).

Telia Carrier said it is entering Hillsboro 2 with a fully diverse terabit scale IP PoP deployment providing diverse connectivity to Flexential’s subsea cable system operators with multiple cables landing from places including Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

Ryan Mallory, Flexential’s COO for colocation services, said: “We are reinforcing our 20-year commitment to building and operating a highly-connected data centre footprint in the Pacific Northwest. With the addition of the Telia Carrier PoP at this location we are better able to support our growing customer base by offering them additional carrier choice and connectivity to one of the world’s largest global IP backbones.”

 

 

 

 

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