Telstra launches PoPs in London and Chicago

15 August 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Telstra has today announced further investment plans to expand its global network, including the deployment of points of presence (PoPs) in London and Chicago.

Telstra logoThe Australian telecoms provider’s plans will enhance the options for ultra-high-speed movement of data into and out of the Asia-Pacific region. Telstra is increasingly investing in high-capacity and low-latency networks which are “vital for the banking and finance sector”.

“With our high-capacity, low-latency Ethernet Private Line Express service we already provide some of the fastest point-to-point routes available between trading centres in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo,” said Martijn Blanken, Telstra’s group managing director global enterprise and services.

“We have now introduced new points of presence in London and Chicago, to enhance the options for ultra-high-speed movement of data into and out of the region.”

Telstra was recently praised by Gartner for maintaining the highest product scores for high-capacity network and low-latency network in Asia-Pacific in its annual Critical Capabilities Report, which evaluated 13 providers in the region.

Responding to the recognition, Blanken said: “We are pleased with this recognition from Gartner and are committed to investing in our network to further reinforce our network leadership.

“We are opening up services on the Bay of Bengal Gateway and FASTER cables and we have now extended our high-capacity network by launching new points of presence in Hawaii, Seattle and the United Arab Emirates. We have also enhanced the access proposition for our VPN offering, giving customers greater flexibility in the way they send network traffic between virtual networks and on-premises locations.”

 “Software and media and content companies also require huge bandwidth for software and content distribution over the internet to the very large and fast-growing consumer market in Asia/Pacific. The banking and finance sector is increasingly looking at high-capacity and low-latency services for delay-sensitive applications, in particular for high-speed financial trading.”