Telia Carrier, CyrusOne partner for 100-Gbps connectivity

May 10, 2016
Fiber-optic network services provider Telia Carrier and data center service provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) have partnered to enable the latter's enterprise customers to access Telia Carrier's AS1299 IP network. The agreement will see "total integration" of Telia Carrier's connectivity offerings into CyrusOne's National IX platform for connectivity and access to cloud services.

Fiber-optic network services provider Telia Carrier and data center service provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) have partnered to enable the latter's enterprise customers to access Telia Carrier's AS1299 IP network. The agreement will see "total integration" of Telia Carrier's connectivity offerings into CyrusOne's National IX platform for connectivity and access to cloud services.

The agreement will provide CyrusOne's customer base, which includes more than 170 Fortune 1000 companies in more than 30 locations globally, with 100-Gbps connectivity via Telia Carrier's global IP network. Those customers can select wavelength, IP, and Ethernet services.

"Telia Carrier is not only an incredible partner, but also a vital connection to the many underlying services that our National IX platform provides to large enterprise customers," said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager, interconnection at CyrusOne. "Connecting to Telia Carrier's 100G backbone is crucial in connecting our data center facilities to one of the largest privately owned networks available at exceptional speeds."

"As one of the leading providers of colocation services for large enterprise customers, CyrusOne provides a unique opportunity for Telia Carrier to expand into previously untouched verticals," said Ivo Pascucci, regional director, Americas at Telia Carrier. "This is a mutually beneficial partnership and we look forward to continuing to grow our regional and global offerings together."

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