Telia Carrier adds second point of presence in Marseilles

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Telia Carrier has established a second point of presence in Marseilles to provide carriers, content and cloud providers with improved network resilience and diverse connectivity options, including access to new submarine cables landing on the French coast nearby.

The new POP at Jaguar Network’s Marseilles data centre complements the carrier’s existing POP at Interxion’s Marseilles data centre. Both locations provide customers with connectivity to Telia Carrier’s AS1299 fibre-optic backbone, one of the largest in the world.

Once services in the new PoP are established this month, customers will benefit from a brand new system with the latest technology that provides high-capacity, cost-effective wholesale IP transit, wavelength and Ethernet services.

The new POP will also provide customers with access to two new subsea cable systems currently being built with landings in Marseilles. The SEA-ME-WE 5, a 24Tb/s system, connects Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe, while the AAE-1, a 40Tb/s system, links Asia and Africa to Europe.

Traffic arriving over the new submarine systems will increase the need for backbone capacity to direct traffic from Asia to European networking hubs, including London, Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt, the company says.

‘The influx of traffic from Asian carriers to Marseilles via multiple subsea cables systems has created a need to manage and re-direct it to the appropriate hubs throughout Europe,’ said Johan Godal, global product manager, Telia Carrier. ‘In an effort to provide a diverse array of connectivity options for its customers, Telia Carrier is prepared for this traffic and has built out multiple POPs in the region to connect to our top-two global backbone.’

Telia Carrier operates a 100G-enabled backbone across both Europe and North America, complemented by more than 200 POPs across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East, including 63 in North America alone.

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