Austria and Netherlands create large European fibre network

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Telekom Austria and the Dutch company KPN International have come together to create one of Europe´s largest fibre networks. The agreement doubles the joint footprint, with 173 Points of Presence (PoP) in 35 countries, and offering a wide range of backbone-based services for international wholesale carriers and large business customer.

The deal encompasses the interconnection of Ethernet, IP VPN, Wavelength and IPT services to maximise large traffic and establish an increased presence in Europe. The network connection will be established in Frankfurt with a back-up in Vienna. The IP backbone connects the four most important Internet Exchange Points in Europe: Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris.

Stefan Amon, Director of Wholesale at Telekom Austria Group, said: 'I am really proud to announce this pan-European wholesale partnership with our two regionally complementary infrastructures. I see an excellent operational fit.' Jasper Snijder, Managing Director of KPN International added: 'I am happy to be working closely with Telekom Austria Group to help serve our customers in our region as well as globally'.

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