Digital Realty welcomes Telia Carrier PoP at Richardson campus

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Telia Carrier has launched a point of presence (PoP) at Digital Realty’s campus in Richardson, Texas.

The new PoP will deliver a broader reach within Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL, a global data centre platform for scaling digital businesses for customers throughout the US and into Europe.

The Richardson PoP is the latest in a six-month expansion with Digital Realty data centres joining PoPs established in Los Angeles, California and Chicago, Illinois. These new sites give customers more options to directly connect to Telia Carrier’s AS1299 Internet backbone, reducing the need to backhaul traffic and improve latency. 

“We are seeing unprecedented growth in demand and multi-regional presence is more important than ever. With the addition of Telia Carrier in these locations, we provide more choice to better service Digital Reality’s customers globally,” said Art Kazmierczak, director of business and network development at Telia Carrier.

“Our new PoPs allow users to connect directly to Telia Carrier at scale, providing high-quality local connectivity to the global ecosystem of content, collaboration, applications and cloud services that trust our AS1299 Internet backbone.”

The Richardson campus is comprised of eight buildings and over 100MW of power and includes a mix of enterprise, content and hyperscaler customers. Telia Carrier delivers terabit scale diverse connectivity options to the campus as part of a new Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) deployment connecting the east coast to the west coast.

Along the route Telia Carrier provides new connectivity options to other Digital Realty campus' in Ashburn, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. At the same time, multiple transatlantic routes also extend from the US to serve sites throughout Europe.

“Digital Realty is actively supporting the industry’s shift to a data-centric architecture and is evolving its interconnection capabilities with an updated roadmap for PlatformDIGITAL," said Tony Bishop (pictured), SVP of platform, growth and marketing at Digital Realty.

"This means that by continuing to expand Telia Carrier PoPs across our portfolio of data centres we enable enterprises to dramatically accelerate their digital transformation."