TeliaSonera rebrands carrier arm and launches PoP

15 April 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


TeliaSonera International Carrier has rebranded to Telia Carrier and has established a new point of presence (PoP) in Montreal, providing whole IP transit, Ethernet and IPX services for carriers, content and cloud providers.

telia carrierMontreal “complements its presence already established in Toronto and underscores Telia Carrier's continued commitment to expansion in North America”, the company stated.

"Telia Carrier is dedicated to delivering a responsive, connected experience to address the continued demand in the Canadian market," said Art Kazmierczak, business development director, Americas at Telia Carrier.

"By moving into Montreal, in addition to already being in Toronto, Telia Carrier strengthens its presence in a high growth IP transit market in Canada, and reinforces our commitment to meeting customer demand for consistent and reliable performance worldwide."

Telia Carrier, which has 62 PoPs in North America, states that it will enable Montreal customers to connect to its AS1299 fibre optic backbone.

Commenting on the rebrand, Brendan Ives, CEO of Telia Carrier, said: “It’s a sign that we are continuing to evolve. It’s a small step in our journey to becoming a new generation telco.”