Telia Carrier enters Montreal market

April 14, 2016
Telia Carrier has expanded its presence in Canada by establishing connections to three carrier hotels/data centers in Montreal. The international service provider will use the connections to provide wholesale IP transit, Ethernet, and IPX services for carriers and content and cloud providers, including access to Telia Carrier's 100-Gbps AS1299 backbone fiber-optic network.

Telia Carrier has expanded its presence in Canada by establishing connections to three carrier hotels/data centers in Montreal. The international service provider will use the connections to provide wholesale IP transit, Ethernet, and IPX services for carriers and content and cloud providers, including access to Telia Carrier's 100-Gbps AS1299 backbone fiber-optic network.

Montreal joins Toronto as major hubs in Canada for the service provider. According to Art Kazmierczak, director of business development, Americas at Telia Carrier, the company sees Montreal as a growing market, both in terms of local demand as well as an attractive drop-off point for international traffic into Canada, including for companies that want to avoid the United States and its Patriot Act implications.

The city also features a good municipal duct work system to enable fiber-optic cable connections as well as sources of reasonably priced power, Kazmierczak added.

Kazmierczak said Telia Carrier has begun accepting orders at all three sites – Metro Optic's facility at 875 rue Saint-Antoine and Cologix's MTL3 and MTL7 sites – and expects to have all of them operational by the end of the month.

Telia Carrier is evaluating other Canadian cities for potential future expansion, with Vancouver as part of the list, Kazmierczak said.

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