GTT wraps global 400G and cloud network upgrades

May 15, 2024
This network enhancement allows customers to upgrade to 800G as needed. 

GTT has completed an IP networking upgrade across its global backbone, enabling its customers to enhance their port capacity from 400G to 800G. This upgrade is a direct response to the increasing demands brought on by AI, ensuring that our customers can keep pace with the evolving technological landscape. 

The service provider has also invested in expanding access to its global network footprint with new points of presence and cloud interconnections.

To make these new upgrades possible, it focused on making investments in several key elements on its network edge:  

·       New PoPs throughout the United States and Turkey

·       Enhancements to GTT’s Cloud Connect offering with new private connections directly to Microsoft Azure in the United States, Singapore, and Australia and to Amazon Web Services in the United States, France, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Singapore

·       Upgrades to GTT’s ten global scrubbing centers to ensure faster identification of DDoS and spoofing attacks, using mitigation devices with advanced inspection detection capabilities and 24/7 always-on protection maintained by GTT operations centers

According to GTT, the global IP network upgrade allows for better decision-making and traffic routing through telemetry, machine learning, and AI-enhanced resolution handling, supporting AIOps with self-healing functionalities. 

GTT claims these network investments have allowed for a more intelligent, faster, and secure network, using approximately 70% less energy per transported bit. 

“Customer needs for networking connectivity are rapidly evolving, driven by traffic patterns and volume growth shifts,” said George Kuzmanovski, COO of GTT. “GTT continually expands to meet the demand for connecting people and machines to their data and applications where and when they need it.”

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