RETN expands reach to the Balkans with three PoPs

05 April 2016 |


Global network service provider RETN has expanded its pan-European network into the Balkans with three PoPs in Bucharest, Belgrade and Sofia.

The PoPs are interlinked and directly connected to its present PoPs in Budapest and Vienna by 10G routes. The routes are said to enable direct connection between the three largest countries on the Balkan Peninsula with the rest of Europe where RETN operates.

“RETN has already built up a significant presence in the eastern part of Europe, primarily due to its unique geographical coverage in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. This year we are focusing on further expansion of RETN’s network in Eastern Europe,” said Andy Bills, executive vice president of sales and marketing at RETN.

The network extension is aimed at supporting the needs of customers in Southeast Europe who require high quality and reliable connectivity with Europe, and vice versa, according to Bills.

“RETN will offer the same service portfolio and level of support in the Balkans as across the rest of its network - IP transit, connectivity services and remote peering to major IXs. We will stick to the same standard of service provision, staying as flexible, fast and reliable as we are for our customers in other regions,” he added.

The network service provider presently has over 32,000km of fibre on its pan-European network which connects 28 countries across Europe, Asia and North America.