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Press Release -- November 3rd, 2017
Source: QTS

Telia Carrier Extends Global Network Backbone to QTS’ Richmond Mega Data Center

Partnership expands ability of Richmond, Virginia’s largest data center to serve growing business community
Overland Park, Kan. (November 3, 2017) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of data center, cloud and managed hosting services, today announced that Telia Carrier, owner and operator of the world’s #1 ranked global network backbone, has deployed a connectivity node in QTS’ Richmond mega data center.

Telia Carrier’s extensive fiber network and advanced network services further expand QTS’ ability to provide low latency connectivity and reinforce QTS as the largest provider in Richmond with more than one terabit of on-net capacity. Large companies and hyperscale providers have significant requirements for capacity and high-speed global reach. QTS Richmond’s proximity to Ashburn, Virginia to the north and the new Virginia Beach Cable Landing (VBCL) to the south, make the facility particularly attractive.

Richmond’s growing status as a business destination for IT companies is supported by a business-friendly tax environment, lower cost of living, and lower cost of power. The result is a significant savings in IT outsourcing cost. Additionally, Facebook recently announced plans to build a $1 billion data center adjacent to QTS’ Richmond campus.

“The Telia Carrier partnership allows QTS to provide optimum proximity and connectivity for Richmond’s thriving business community including a growing number of multinational corporations,” said Brent Bensten, Chief Technology Officer, Product Development, QTS. “As Richmond’s largest data center, QTS’ partnership with the world’s number one network backbone provider is a significant addition to our expanding connectivity capabilities.”

“As one of the world’s leading telecommunications providers, Telia Carrier empowers highly flexible and scalable IT infrastructure partners backed by the highest levels of high-touch enterprise support,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director Business and Network Development, Americas for Telia Carrier. “We are pleased to partner with QTS and expand the availability of our highly compelling suite of international network services in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

QTS’ mega scale Richmond data center encompasses a 1.3 million square foot facility on a 220-acre campus with more than 550,000 square feet of raised floor capacity providing a wide range of IT infrastructure services including significant capacity optimized for hyperscale. The campus features 12 megawatts currently available with the ability to expand to more than 400 megawatts on the campus.

About Telia Carrier

Telia Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to our customers, we make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber. Discover more at

About QTS

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center, hybrid cloud and managed services. QTS features the nation’s only fully integrated technology services platform providing flexible, scalable solutions for the federal government, financial services, healthcare and high tech industries. QTS owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports more than 1,100 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In addition, QTS’ Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information, please visit, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

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