All roads lead to Rome as Telia Carrier unveils new Italy PoP

05 June 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe


Telia Carrier has extended its network in Italy with a new point of presence (PoP) in Rome.

Situated in the NaMeX data centre in the heart of the city, the PoP will provide crucial backbone and Cloud Connect services for major operators, content providers and enterprises requiring high-speed and direct connectivity in the region. 

“Throughout the country, we have seen traffic volumes increase steadily over the last couple of years. Having launched two additional PoPs in Milan in 2017 to support the ever-increasing demands of service, content and cloud providers, we are now extending into Rome, a major infrastructure hub for the south of Italy,” said Davide Binaghi, managing director of Telia Carrier Italy. 

“With submarine landing stations in Sicily and Bari, we are also perfectly positioned to supply the backbone services needed to serve traffic to other geographical regions, such as northern Africa and the Middle East.”

The global wholesale carrier market in Italy is seeing a heightened demand for high capacity IP and transport services, driven to a large extent by an increase in fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), especially in the south. 

With this in-country expansion, Telia Carrier will be well-placed to support the growing need for a variety of services across the entire length of the country, from its existing Milan PoPs in the north and the new PoP in Rome. 

“We are truly delighted that Telia Carrier has decided to extend their network into our Rome facility. Our neutral Internet exchange and interconnection point is dedicated to supporting national and foreign Internet service and content providers,” added Maurizio Goretti, CEO of NaMeX. 

“NaMeX has been steadily growing in recent years, reaching almost 90 members and launching two additional points of presence in the city to offer our community a wider range of colocation facilities and services. With the deployment of Telia Carrier’s new PoP at our site, NaMeX customers are now just a cross connect away from one of the world’s best-connected Internet backbone networks.”

The news comes after Telia Carrier announced that it had installed its first PoP in Serbia and is set to expand into Mexico. The upcoming issue of Capacity magazine will include an interview with Telia Carrier CEO Staffan Göjeryd.