Arelion lights second Tokyo point of presence

Jan. 18, 2024
The new PoP will offer its wholesale and business enterprise customer another low-latency connectivity services option.

Arelion has established a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Tokyo, Japan, at AT TOKYO's carrier-neutral data center, Chuo Center #1 (CC1).

As Arelion's second Tokyo PoP and third Japan PoP after its Osaka PoP, expanding Arelion's reach for wholesale and enterprise customers in Japan and the APAC region with access to its global Internet backbone AS1299 and ecosystem of cloud, content, and security services.

Customers can access various services, including high-speed IP TransitCloud ConnectGlobal 40G Ethernet Virtual Circuit (VC) and DDoS Mitigation.

What’s significant about this new PoP location is that Chuo Center #1 is one of the largest data centers in Japan with 31 MW capability, gaining popularity as a global connectivity hub for multinational businesses that require high-speed access to Japan's thriving enterprise markets. Chuo Center #1 has developed a large ecosystem of international Internet carriers, Internet service providers, cloud providers, and enterprises, enabling Arelion to support its customers' business expansions through scalable connectivity to the cloud, communications, Internet Exchanges, and content services.

One of Japan’s fastest-growing markets is the financial industry. The country's financial sector has been accelerating amid national economic growth policies, with Japanese banks holding $17.7 trillion in total financial assets as of 2022.

Arelion continues to enhance itself as a global connectivity provider. The provider’s AS1299 network backbone is directly connected to over 70 percent of global Internet routes and has been ranked by Kentik as the #1 backbone in Asia.

Wee Kwan, Head of APAC for Arelion, said that the Chuo Center PoP “will enhance our presence in Tokyo, extending our reach to Japan's financial center in Tokyo for our enterprise customers.”

The new PoP in Tokyo is one of several Arelion has established over the past year. Arelion has found new PoPs in other markets, including San Diego, Lisbon and Mexico.

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