GleSYS connects to Telia Carrier backbone to increase capacity

31 January 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe


Telia Carrier is working with Swedish hosting and data centre services company, GleSYS, to provide improved capacity and support its future growth plans.

GleSYS will be connecting to Telia Carrier’s global fibre backbone, which is 100G enabled in Europe and North America, which the company says doubled existing network capacity and extended network reach into new countries.

“The increased capacity and reliability of our network prepares us now for the services our clients will need in the future to support their customers with amazing user experiences,” said Eric Lindsjö, head of networks at GleSYS.

“It also gives us the capabilities needed to support our own growth plans as we expand into new countries. After considering a number of carriers, we chose Telia Carrier not just because of the speed and reach of its IP backbone, but because despite being a large company, it retains the agility and attitude to succeed of a much smaller organisation.”

With two fully redundant data centres in Sweden and a network of cloud hosting locations, GleSYS supports a range of industries, such as eCommerce, where performance, responsiveness and reliability on a global scale have a direct impact on revenues and are therefore critical. Telia Carrier will be providing 100G IP transport and wavelength network transport services to double available capacity on GleSYS’ current infrastructure, which provides cloud hosting, dedicated servers and colocation in multiple sites across Europe.

Telia Carrier says its global fibre backbone is the first network to successfully transmit 1Tbps in super channels on its US network. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 230 points of presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including over 80 PoPs in North America alone.

Mathias Lind of Telia Carrier added: “End-users today demand the highest quality online experiences at any time, on any device, and from anywhere. The market sets high standards and we are committed to meet these requirements. Low latency, high availability and a scalable solution are critical for GleSYS to empower a flexible IT infrastructure for their customers. We are proud of the partnership with GleSYS and the trust they are giving us to support them with their connectivity needs as they expand in Europe.”