Telia Carrier launches 100G backbone PoP at DigiPlex data centre

17 April 2018 | Natalie Bannerman

Telia Carrier has deployed a new 100G backbone point of presence (PoP) in DigiPlex’s data centre north of Stockholm in Sweden.

The new location is response to the growing need for fast, high bandwidth and low latency internet access and builds on the existing partnership between the two companies following the successful deployment of a previous PoP at a DigiPlex data centre in Norway Ulven.

Henrik Almroth 200x200.Commenting on the new PoP, Henrik Almroth, sales director at Telia Carrier, said: “DigiPlex has been able to give its customers the best of both worlds: high speed connectivity giving a great experience for end users across the globe, whilst using data centres that are in the best locations for delivering greener facilities. The topology, speed and bandwidth of the Telia Carrier IP backbone means that DigiPlex can confidently provide scalable internet connectivity services to customers, as well as take advantage of other IP transport and wavelength services in the future.”

The new PoP will give DigiPlex customers all the green benefits of using a data centre in a cool climate, as well as the ability to get low latency content to end users on a global scale through Telia's IP backbone. DigiPlex’s data centres are also exclusively powered by sustainable sources of electricity.

Telia Carrier’s global fibre backbone transmits 1Tbps on its US network. The company offers worldwide connectivity by connecting approximately 230 PoPs across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East, with over 80 of these PoP in North America alone.

“Giving our customers access to the Telia Carrier 100G backbone in our Nordic data centres will ensure they will always have the low latency bandwidth needed for periods of high demand. The data centre is increasingly becoming an interconnected business ecosystem for critical digital operations. We are delighted that DigiPlex customers now may take advantage of the increased level of connectivity that Telia Carrier brings,” added Gisle Eckhoff, CEO of DigiPlex.

Last month, Eletronet, Brazil’s national service provider, selected Telia Carrier’s global fibre backbone to provide dedicated internet access to its Brazilian customers. The partnership will give Eletronet access to Telia Carrier’s global network, enabling the service provider to offer new services in the Brazilian market.