Neutrality.one connects with PCCW Global to extend reach

Neutrality.one connects with PCCW Global to extend reach

14 September 2020 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Start-up cloud networking company Neutrality.one has tied up with PCCW Global to use its Console Connect platform to provide global connectivity services to enterprise customers in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Neutrality.one, started by former Epsilon executives, Jerzy Szlosarek (pictured), Rick Hillson and Clint Collins, has already partnered with Ngena, the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance supported by Deutsche Telekom, to support the adoption of SD-WAN solutions across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

The PCCW Global deal to use its Console Connect platform will provide direct connections to over 350 data centres in more than 40 countries, as well as access a growing ecosystem of leading cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), internet of things (IoT), carrier interconnect and internet exchange (IX) providers.

“We see a tremendous opportunity to deliver software-defined networking to enterprises in Asia, the Middle East and Africa,” said Hillson. “Our collaboration with Console Connect enables us to connect them around the world and into the cloud with secure and high-performance networking.”

Using Console Connect’s wholesale NNI solution, Neutrality.one now has the ability to extend its network reach and provide on-demand layer 2 connections for its customers between data centres, partners and service providers on the platform.

Through a single NNI port in Frankfurt, Neutrality.one has directly interconnected to the automated Console Connect fabric, which is underpinned by PCCW Global’s IP backbone and one of the largest MPLS networks in the world.

Neutrality.one is in the process of deploying further Console Connect NNI ports in the Middle East, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

Michael Glynn, vice president of digital automated innovation at PCCW Global, said: “This SDN collaboration ensures Neutrality.one can offer more flexibility to its enterprise customers, who can now enjoy the benefits of on-demand global connectivity across key markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.”

Szlosarek is interviewed about Neutrality.one in the August-September issue of Capacity.