Data center services provider EdgeConneX says it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with fiber-optic network services provider Telia Carrier to provide access to the carrier's network and interconnection points via EdgeConneX's Edge Data Centers (EDCs). In its initial phase, the partnership will see Telia connect its fiber network to multiple facilities across EdgeConneX's portfolio of 30 EDCs in 27 global markets.
Telia Carrier is already connected to EDCs in Detroit, Santa Clara, and Portland. The first new connection locations will include Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Phoenix in the U.S., and Amsterdam in Europe. The companies say that increasing demand for over-the-top (OTT) service delivery and edge connectivity interest from enterprise customers has sparked the alliance, which will enable greater security and performance, lower latency, and single-hop access to local enterprise and consumer end-users.
"Telia Carrier is an ideal partner for EdgeConneX," asserts EdgeConneX Chief Commercial Officer Clint Heiden. "Their global IP backbone is highly regarded throughout the industry and is much sought after by global MSOs, content providers, gaming companies, and hyperscalers expanding throughout the world, and the IP connectivity that they bring is critical to our ecosystem. Furthermore, Telia Carrier, like EdgeConneX, believes in the momentum of the edge creating a better user experience for those reliant on the cloud, gaming, and delivery of big data. Our partnership further enables enterprises the ability to take advantage of new technologies and customer demands that require our global reach and local performance improvements."
"Telia Carrier values the reputation, expertise, and approach taken by EdgeConneX to data center infrastructure and management," adds Staffan Göjeryd, CEO, Telia Carrier. "In particular, for many of our customers, especially cloud, application, and gaming providers, the proximity of our network backbone to end-users is business critical. With EdgeConneX's global reach and market leadership we can offer resilient, high-quality connectivity beyond our existing footprint."
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