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Telia Carrier announced that it has launched two PoPs in the Portland area in Oregon, US, bringing improved diversity and high speed connectivity to service, content and cloud providers in the Pacific Northwest.

Telia’s new PoP locations include Hillsboro, a key connection point for sea cable landings coming from the west as well as international traffic from Asia. Telia’s expansion to the Portland area gives (OTT) providers, hyperscale cloud networks and carriers the ability to directly connect in market rather than backhauling traffic to other regions, which adds latency.

The Portland metropolitan area or Silicon Forest as it is commonly referred to has become a hub for carriers and content providers as well as regional education and city networks connecting to greater Portland and Eastern Oregon. Tax incentives and green power sources have driven significant growth in the last two years. Large-scale data center construction in the region is accelerating due to terabit traffic demands and an abundance of sustainable, low cost hydro-power.

As a new market entrant, Telia Carrier’s two PoPs in the region provide unique network routing. The Hillsboro location is designed with long haul routes that establish diversity from downtown Portland, where many of the legacy carrier facilities are located.  Careful selection of the routing at river crossings ensures additional reliability.

“With continued investment in large-scale data centers and as new sea cable landings come online next year to support traffic demand from the Asia Pacific region, Hillsboro is a prime location for us to introduce new PoPs,” said Art Kazmierczak, Telia Carrier’s director of business and network development.

“By expanding to Portland, we continue to deliver best-in-class IP transit performance for education and broadband customers with minimal network hops, high resilience and inherent route diversity. These capabilities ensure our customers get the best possible connectivity and ultimately, they enhance the online experience for end users.”

Published in Infrastructure

Nokia, together with Finland's public safety network provider, State Security Networks Group, and Telia Finland have successfully trialed the use of network features, developed by Nokia, which ensure public safety communications are given priority over any other voice or data traffic in busy 4G/LTE networks.

LTE can support mission-critical operations securely and cost-effectively, enabling new capabilities for public safety agencies, such as video, in addition to traditional voice communications, to enhance situational awareness, command and control, and the safety of both first responders and the public. As such, a vital step in the transition towards LTE-based public safety networks is to give priority to first responders and their command centers allowing them to share mission-critical information in emergency situations.

"Finland has historically been a forerunner in public safety communication, demonstrating leadership in building technical solutions and many other countries have followed our lead,” said Sami Orakoski, COO, State Security Networks Group. “Although the current TETRA-based network will be in use for some time, we have now started working with commercial operators to lay the foundation for delivering public safety communication with LTE and future generation technologies."

Nokia, State Security Networks and Telia Finland began testing the features with public authorities in 2016 to accelerate Finland's transition to LTE-based public safety communications.

Field trials using the Nokia LTE radio access network infrastructure have delivered valuable insight on network management and critical service delivery, as well as ensuring network prioritization in a variety of situations, with an ice hockey game at a large sports venue used as one testing scenario. Finnish authorities are preparing for a gradual transition from the existing TETRA public safety network to commercial LTE networks.

"The test results show that we can prioritize public safety communication over an LTE network, even when that network is extremely busy,” said Tommi Uitto, head of Global Product Sales, Mobile Networks at Nokia. “We can use this insight to accelerate the adoption of LTE-based public safety applications, not only here in Finland, but across the globe."

Pasi Mehtonen, Head of Operator Business at Telia Finland said: "Everyone understands the importance of public safety communication in exceptional circumstances. The successful trials show that by combining advanced technology know-how, together with deep experience of providing mission-critical services we can pave the way for future solutions.”

Published in Telecom Vendors

Swedish telecoms company Telia Carrier announced that it has added a new, high capacity route that stretches from Zurich, Switzerland to Strasbourg, France via Basel, Switzerland, providing a shortened path and lower latency between Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich.

With the addition of a new PoP and metro fiber in Zurich, the new route provides current and potential customers with routing options that dramatically improve performance for traffic to and from Milan, Italy and Marseilles, France. The combination of a shorter, unique route with added security and diversity gives Telia Carrier’s customers the ability to stay one step ahead of their end-users’ rising expectations.

In Zurich, the global wholesale carrier is seeing heightened demand for high capacity fiber infrastructure and 100G+ services from over-the-top (OTT) content providers and large-scale web hosting companies to meet customer demand. With the addition of a new PoP and additional fiber in Zurich, Telia Carrier can offer a variety of services and routing options to local and international companies looking to connect throughout Europe.

The new route provides inherent reliability and hardened security on a unique right-of-way with the fiber buried deep underground. Telia Carrier is offering its full portfolio of services on this route.

“As demand for OTT and cloud-based services continues to rise, service providers will need agile connectivity options for delivering their services. The new network path between Frankfurt and Zurich provides the highest capacity route across a shorter distance available in the region and gives content providers the infrastructure needed to drastically improve latency with a secure connection,” said Christoph Lannert, Regional Sales Director for Telia Carrier. “By delivering a diverse array of options in Zurich and the surrounding region, Telia Carrier empowers its customers to put their customers’ needs at the center of their universe.”

Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone has grown organically, without acquisitions, and was the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. It is also the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s in super channels on its US network. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone, is currently ranked top-two.

Published in Telecom Operators

Telia Carrier announced that it has extended the reach of its global backbone by adding a new fiber-route between New York City and Chicago. The new express route, along with extra fiber in the New York metro area, further diversifies the wholesale carrier's network and provides enhanced 100G+ service options to carriers, content and cloud providers in New York, Chicago and the United States as a whole.

With the growth of the Internet of Things, enterprise cloud, on-demand streaming and live online gaming, service providers, cloud providers and content delivery networks are consistently driving traffic requirements up. The diversity of Telia Carrier’s offerings enables the wholesale carrier to add routing options and points of presence (PoPs) in the New Jersey/New York region, shortening the network path and improving latency.

Additionally, the global wholesale carrier uses the latest in next-generation, coherent 100G-ready equipment and modulation formats to provide fast delivery and service turn-up, optimizing the overall customer experience. The new route also improves the efficiency of existing routes, including New York - San Francisco and New York - Denver.

"Telia Carrier prides itself on customer centricity and our network is designed to support the needs of our customers, bringing tangible ‘Power to the User,’ said Stephen Hartman, head of sales, North Americas Region at Telia Carrier. “By shortening the route from Chicago to New York, we can meet burgeoning market demand for high capacity, lower latency services throughout the region. Moreover, we are able to improve transport to the West Coast and stay ahead of ever-increasing backbone traffic requirements.”

Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone has grown organically, without acquisitions, and is the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. It was also the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s on its US network. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone, is currently ranked top-two.

Published in Telecom Vendors

Swedish telecoms provider Telia Carrier has added another operator to its dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) Backbone. Global communications company Ooredoo has chosen Telia Carrier to provide IoT backhaul connectivity to Ericsson's DCP platforms in Europe.

"Ooredoo is positioning itself as a leading Internet of Things provider across our regional footprint, offering the advanced solutions and powerful networks that enable businesses to launch a full range of smart services," said Khalid Abdulla Al Mansouri, acting Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Global Services. "Working with technology leaders like Telia Carrier ensures that our customers benefit from the security, reliability and flexibility they need to fully realize the benefits of this exciting new technology."

Telia Carrier's IoT backbone connects operators' IoT traffic directly to device management platforms in a single network hop. It is built on IPX architecture to segregate IoT traffic from the public Internet. This creates a secure transport layer and enables the CoS and QoS parameters required to meet the availability, latency and reliability demands of critical IoT applications.

"Ooredoo is emerging as a leader in the smart city space", says Matthew Jones, Head of Mobile Solutions for Telia Carrier. "By connecting them directly to Ericsson's Device Connectivity Platform, we can deliver the security and reliability they need to earn their customers' trust. And trust is one of the foundations that smart cities will be built on.

Published in Internet of Things

Stockholm-based Telia Carrier recently announced it has established an additional point of connectivity in Budapest, Hungary, to meet an increasing demand for wholesale IP transit and Ethernet services amongst carriers, content and cloud providers alike. As a critical center for technological innovation in Europe, Budapest’s fast-moving business environment has given rise to a dramatic increase in on-demand connectivity.

Home to eighteen universities and the headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), Budapest is a hub for technological innovation and a start-up scene that rivals Stockholm and Silicon Valley. This expansion of its top-two ranked IP backbone, AS1299, compounds Telia Carrier’s presence and allows it to serve more customers in the second fastest developing urban economy in Europe.

“Telia Carrier has watched the growth and innovation that has helped Budapest become a major destination for business interests in Europe,” said Simon Barlow, global product manager, Internet Services, Telia Carrier. “By deepening our presence in Budapest, and in addition to existing PoPs throughout the region, Telia Carrier’s AS1299 services carriers, operators and cloud providers in more facilities is one of the fastest growing cities and regions in Central and Eastern Europe.”

Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone has grown organically, without acquisitions, and is the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. It is also the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s on its US network.

According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone is currently ranked top-two. Telia Carrier’s rapid growth and ascension through the rankings was recently highlighted in Dyn’s ‘Baker’s Dozen, 2015 edition’ report. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including over 70 PoPs in North America alone.

Published in Telecom Operators

Telia Carrier announced that it has extended the reach of its global, top-two ranked IP backbone to complete the Frankfurt-Warsaw Express, a direct DWDM route from Frankfurt, Germany to Warsaw, Poland. The additional route provides increased resiliency and redundancy to Telia Carrier’s network, offering wholesale IP Transit, Wavelength and Ethernet services for carriers, content providers, cloud providers and mobile operators in the region.

The Frankfurt-Warsaw Express includes break-outs in Prague and Nuremberg, allowing Telia Carrier to not only service the growing Czech and Polish regions, but also address network traffic coming in to Warsaw from China and Russia. Additionally, the wholesale carrier offers a low latency alternative path to major datacenter hotspots in Germany, such as Berlin and Munich. As well as offering customers increased quality of service, the Frankfurt-Warsaw Express further extends Telia Carrier’s top-two ranked global IP backbone, AS1299.

“Frankfurt to Warsaw is one of the largest telecom routes in Europe, this expansion enables Telia Carrier to serve customers in the region with diverse connections and low latency,” said Johan Godal, global product manager, wavelength and network outsourcing services at Telia Carrier. “By adding more routes eastward, Telia Carrier continues to be at the forefront of providing global connectivity services on a resilient backbone.”

Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone has grown organically, without acquisitions and is the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. It is also the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s on its US network. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone is currently ranked top-two.

Published in Telecom Operators

Telia Carrier, the Stockholm-based international provider of telecommunication services, has expanded its partnership with 365 Data Centers, by now offering 100G services to customers in 365’s Pittsburgh edge facility via Telia Carrier’s top-two ranked IP backbone. The need for high-bandwidth capacity in the city is driven by the development of innovative applications such as the testing of autonomous ridesharing services, the pervasiveness of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services, and the growing number of start-up technology companies in the area.

Local incubators enable new ideas and technologies, some evolving into start-ups, and the ecosystem of co-working facilities and accelerator programs in Pittsburgh facilitate the creation of these new companies. With venture capital dollars funding dozens of companies in the area, Pittsburgh and the university are part of the Silicon Strip transformation now emerging in the former Rust Belt.

365 Data Centers’ Pittsburgh customers including businesses, carriers, cable operators, mobile data operators and content, cloud and managed service providers, will now have access to Telia Carrier’s IP Transit, Ethernet, IoT and mobile data services. Telia Carrier already provides 100Gbps services in seven other 365 Data Centers including Detroit, MI.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Tampa, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; St Louis, Mo.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Ind.

“By partnering with 365 Data Centers to offer 100G services to mobile operators, broadband providers and education networks in Pittsburgh, Telia Carrier continues to expand its presence throughout the edge markets of North America,” said Art Kazmierczak, Telia Carrier’s director of business and network development, Americas. “We anticipate the need for high-bandwidth services will continue to grow in Pittsburgh, as IoT products and services continue to drive talent recruitment and start-up incubators to previously underserved communities.”

“Telia Carrier is a respected partner that we work with in many locations to enable the digital economies of Tier 2, edge cities,” noted John Scanlon, CEO of 365 Data Centers. “Together, we help businesses, content providers, cloud providers, enterprises and carriers connect to faster and bigger networks at the edge. Pittsburgh is an incredible technology center with academia, civic leaders and technology companies coming together to drive the next generation of products and services that help create our digital lives.”

Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone has grown organically, without acquisitions, and is the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. It is also the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s on its U.S. network. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone is currently ranked top-two. Telia Carrier’s rapid growth and ascension through the rankings was recently highlighted in Dyn’s ‘Baker’s Dozen, 2015 edition’ report.

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Swedish telecom operator Telia Carrier announced on September 1 that it has established a new point of presence (PoP) within Jaguar Network’s Marseilles data center. This is the second PoP Telia Carrier has established in Marseilles, France, to provide carriers, content and cloud providers with diverse connectivity choices and added network redundancy. The new PoP improves the resiliency of Telia Carrier’s existing wholesale IP Transit, Wavelength and Ethernet services provided from both locations.

Telia Carrier’s existing PoP in Interxion’s Marseilles data center provided initial connectivity to Telia Carrier’s AS1299 fiber optic backbone, one of the largest in the world. Once services in the new PoP are established in September, customers will benefit from a brand new system with the latest technology that provides high-capacity, cost-effective services to enhance their network resiliency.

The new PoP will also provide customers with added access to two new subsea cable systems currently being built out with landings in Marseilles. The SEA-ME-WE 5 (Southeast Asia, Middle East, West Europe), a 24TB system, and the AAE-1 (Asia, Africa, Europe), a 40TB system, will increase the need for Telia Carrier’s backbone to direct traffic from Asia to European networking hubs, including London, Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt.

“The influx of traffic from Asian carriers to Marseilles via multiple subsea cables systems has created a need to manage and re-direct it to the appropriate hubs throughout Europe,” said Johan Godal, Global Product Manager, Telia Carrier. “In an effort to provide a diverse array of connectivity options for its customers, Telia Carrier is prepared for this traffic and has built out multiple PoPs in the region to connect to our top-two global backbone.”

Telia Carrier was the first carrier with a 100G enabled backbone in both Europe and North America, in addition to owning and operating a top-two ranked Global IP backbone. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including 63 PoPs in North America alone.

Published in Telecom Operators

Telia Carrier brings 100G services to Minneapolis

Written on Sunday, 10 July 2016 11:21

Telia Carrier has established a new point of presence (PoP) in Minneapolis within the Cologix 511 11th Street downtown data center. Carriers, content and cloud providers now have access to Telia Carrier's wholesale IP transit, Ethernet and IPX services to meet their connectivity needs. With its PoP in Minneapolis, Telia Carrier continues its expansion in North America to meet the demand for 100G services at the edge.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest, providing a major traffic hub for regional carriers, broadband providers and data center providers due to its power costs, tax incentives and colder climate. Eighteen Fortune 500 companies and leading healthcare, research and education organizations are based in Minneapolis. With a new PoP in the market, customers in the region can connect to Telia Carrier's AS1299 fiber optic backbone, one of the largest in the world, at the highest speeds available in the region.

"As Telia Carrier continues to expand into Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, Minneapolis provides an ideal location within the region for establishing a PoP," said Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business Development, Americas at Telia Carrier Inc. "Cologix has become a gateway to edge markets for Telia, with Minneapolis becoming the fourth market where the companies have partnered. Enhancing the local ecosystem, Telia Carrier will support increased demand for high capacity services, providing high performance and reliable connectivity for online video, cloud, gaming and other applications."

"With Telia Carrier expanding into Minneapolis, we are providing the area's most powerful network hub to meet the needs of carriers, cloud and content providers," said Wayne Dietrich, Chief Sales Officer, Cologix. "Through our continued partnership, we are committed to supporting customers at the network edge with our interconnection solutions."

Telia Carrier was the first carrier with a 100G enabled backbone in both Europe and North America in addition to owning and operating a top-two ranked Global IP backbone. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including 63 PoPs in North America alone.

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