Monday 12 May 2014 – Telstra Global has established a new Network-to-Network Interconnection (NNI) agreement with GTS, a leading Central and Eastern European telecommunications solutions and data center services provider, increasing Telstra’s footprint in Europe and providing greater connectivity and redundancy options for businesses in the region.
Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin, Telstra Global's Head of Connectivity and Platforms Portfolio, said GTS’ 27 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Central and Eastern Europe – including cities such as Prague, Bucharest, Warsaw, Bratislava and Budapest – will enhance Telstra Global’s existing IP VPN service coverage of more than 1,900 PoPs in 230 countries and territories worldwide.
“Telstra Global is focused on providing services to large multinational companies that are growing both across Europe and Asia. We’re seeing demand for data connectivity throughout Europe and into Asia continuing to grow as an increasing number of European businesses look abroad for long-term growth opportunities, which is why we are leveraging GTS’ deep network footprint to extend our service coverage.”
“When you combine our new Central and Eastern European sites with the PoPs we recently added in Western Europe – including Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam – Telstra is now well placed to help European organisations gain greater competitive advantage in their local operations and connect with growth opportunities in the Asian market too,” Ms Noujaim Baldwin said.
GTS’ VP of International Services, Bruce Garrison said, “GTS’ network has best-in-class performance and coverage across Central and Eastern Europe. Our metropolitan footprint provides connectivity to over 26,000 enterprise office buildings and data centers across five countries: Poland, Czech, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania.”
“Partnering with Telstra will combine the reach and capabilities of two global leaders in delivering solutions to both wholesale and multinational customers,” Mr Garrison concluded.
Telstra Global: Alison Caldicott, + 44 7809 313 147
GTS Central Europe: Agnieszka Chrzanowska, +48 22 488 8082
About Telstra Global
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Telstra Global is part of Telstra Corporation Limited, the leading telecommunications and information services company of Australia. We provide top-tier international customers across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas with a full breadth of holistic and end-to-end solutions including managed network services, data, voice, and satellite solutions. Through our strategic investments over the years, we now own one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone networks in the world, together with our offshore subsidiaries. We have licenses in Asia, Europe and the US and facilitate access to over 1,900 PoPs in 230 countries and territories across the globe.
GTS Central Europe is a leading infrastructure-based provider of telecommunications services in Central and Eastern Europe. GTS owns and operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network throughout the region. In the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, the company combines its regional footprint with deep local networks to deliver a broad range of services. From basic voice and data to complex virtual private networks and cloud services, GTS assembles the latest technology with its extensive network to provide industry-leading customer solutions. With a strong operating history of 20 years in CEE, the company is committed to providing service excellence and value to its over 35,000 business, carrier and government customers. For more information, please visit us at www.gtsce.com.