SPONSORED Q&A: Vincent Nicolay, CEO, Telecom Luxembourg
11 May 2015 |
Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator (TLPO) has recently acquired the international network activities of LuxConnect, creating a secure network between Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Zurich. Capacity speaks to Vincent Nicolay, Telecom Luxembourgh's CEO, about the acquisition.
Can you tell us more about this acquisition and what it means?
We plan to position ourselves on the international scene as a key player and the secure gateway into Europe. Our network will be upgraded to 100G during the year and we will continue to add services. We will largely focus on the idea of “capacity-on-demand” with the aim to serve big media groups for example. If the bandwidth is available, our customers will be able to perform the upgrade directly online with no human intervention.
Finally, we will increase the number of interconnected footprints internationally by connecting to two more PoPs in Frankfurt as well as opening a PoP in Zurich and Vienna. In turn, this should also open some more inroads to the Eastern countries.
Why would Luxembourg be interesting?
Luxembourg has become an ICT hub in the past years and has attracted a large number of renowned international companies from different sectors: aerospace, media, e-commerce, finance and banking. The first-class communication networks, the ultra-high bandwidth, the strong focus on security and trust, and the state-of-the-art data centres all contribute to position the country as a major player in Europe. Luxembourg is also a key place for investments and is rapidly growing in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship.
It is also important to note that these international companies settling in Luxembourg and willing to interconnect to their other subsidiaries in Europe usually work with at least two operators for the data part of their business. So there is room for many different operators to come to Luxembourg and expand their business.
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