Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Telia Carrier to deploy across ALL EdgeConneX data centres worldwide



End-user experience set to benefit the most from the collaboration which aims to speed up connectivity to the cloud in an IoT world.

Edge data centre company EdgeConneX and Telia Carrier have entered into a strategic partnership to expand the network provider’s reach and improve connectivity at the edge.

Telia is set to deploy its network in multiple facilities across EdgeConneX’s portfolio of 30 Edge Data Centres (EDC) in 27 global markets.

Apart from existing deployments in Detroit, Santa Clara and Portland, the first wave will include Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Phoenix in the US, and Amsterdam in Europe.

The companies said the partnership was established at a time when demand is increasing from end-users for OTT (Over-the-Top) service delivery.

In addition, the two players said there is currently a global sprint to the edge by enterprise users in 2017.

Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer, EdgeConneX, said: “Their global IP backbone is highly regarded throughout the industry and is much sought-after by global MSOs, content providers, gaming companies and hyperscalers expanding throughout the world, and the IP connectivity that they bring is critical to our ecosystem.

“Furthermore, Telia Carrier, like EdgeConneX, believes in the momentum of the Edge creating a better user experience for those reliant on the cloud, gaming and delivery of big data.  Our partnership further enables enterprises the ability to take advantage of new technologies and customer demands that require our global reach and local performance improvements.”

says Staffan Göjeryd, CEO, Telia Carrier, said: “Telia Carrier values the reputation, expertise and approach taken by EdgeConneX to data center infrastructure and management.

“In particular, for many of our customers, especially cloud, application and gaming providers, the proximity of our network backbone to end-users is business critical.  With EdgeConneX’s global reach and market leadership we can offer resilient, high-quality connectivity beyond our existing footprint.”