RETN launches two new PoPs in Seoul
10 January 2018 | Natalie Bannerman
RETN, the international service provider, has expanded its global footprint by deploying two new points of presence (PoPs) in Seoul, South Korea.
Commenting on the launch of the new PoPs, Tony O’Sullivan, CEO of RETN, said: “Our new PoPs in Seoul are up and running now, and by the end of February we expect to announce further extensive achievements about our network development in the region, providing RETN services to a vastly increased geographical base.”
The 2 new PoPs, located in Dogok IDC and Gasan Data Center, are directly interconnected to RETN’s IP/MPLS backbone via Hong Kong and Japan using Juniper MX series equipment.
As one of the leading financial and business hubs in South East Asia, the two new PoPs extends RETN’s presence in the region as it already has a well-established presence in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
The company says that by building out its network infrastructure, and by scaling its network in Europe and Russia it is creating a “one-stop shop connectivity solution” that meets the individual needs of each customer.
“With the launch of our TRANSKZ route in 2016, we started to provide connectivity to Asia (Hong Kong) across our own network. Further network development in the West focused upon the needs of our Asian clients supports our growing role as the European network of Choice for international companies based in Asian countries or customers with business interests in the region,” concluded O’Sullivan.
In October 2017, RETN deployed two European PoPs within Interxion data centres in Marseille and Madrid. The PoPs are interconnected and directly linked to Paris and Milan. In addition, RETN said that the new PoPs will open up a gateway to multiple European destinations across RETN’s network and creates broader opportunities for connectivity into Asia, Middle East and Africa.