Telia Carrier, 365 Data Centers launch 100Gbps services to Pittsburgh

18 October 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Telia Carrier has signed a deal to offer 100Gbps services to customers in 365 Data Center’s Pittsburgh edge facility via its IP backbone.

Customers of the data centre solutions provider - which include enterprises, carriers, cable operators, mobile data operators and content, cloud and managed service providers - will now have access to Telia Carrier's IP transit, Ethernet, IoT and mobile data services

"By partnering with 365 Data Centers to offer 100G services to mobile operators, broadband providers and education networks in Pittsburgh, Telia Carrier continues to expand its presence throughout the edge markets of North America," said Art Kazmierczak, Telia Carrier's director of business and network development, Americas.

"We anticipate the need for high-bandwidth services will continue to grow in Pittsburgh, as IoT products and services continue to drive talent recruitment and start-up incubators to previously underserved communities."

John Scanlon, CEO of 365 Data Centers, noted: "Telia Carrier is a respected partner that we work with in many locations to enable the digital economies of Tier 2, edge cities.” Telia Carrier already provides 100Gbps services in seven other 365 Data Centers including Detroit, Buffalo, Tampa, Nashville, St Louis, Cleveland, and Indianapolis.

“Together, we help businesses, content providers, cloud providers, enterprises and carriers connect to faster and bigger networks at the edge. Pittsburgh is an incredible technology centre with academia, civic leaders and technology companies coming together to drive the next generation of products and services that help create our digital lives,” added Scanlon.

The news comes as Telia Carrier announced earlier this month that it had enhanced Latam connectivity by establishing a network PoP providing backhaul to the OJUS cable landing station in Hollywood, Florida.