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Press Release -- April 17th, 2018
Source: digiplex, TeliaSonera AB
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DigiPlex Gains New Telia Carrier 100G Backbone PoP at Stockholm Data Centre

DigiPlex, the leading Nordic data centre company, and Telia Carrier today announced a collaboration to meet customer demand for super-fast, high bandwidth and low latency internet access through the installation of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in DigiPlex’s award winning and carrier neutral data centre north of Stockholm.

The Stockholm PoP extends the partnership between DigiPlex and Telia Carrier, following the success of a previous deployment at one of DigiPlex data centres in Norway, Ulven in Oslo. The two PoPs give DigiPlex customers in Sweden and Norway direct access to the Telia Carrier Backbone, one of the largest and most well connected in the world and the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. The new PoP will allow DigiPlex customers to gain all the green benefits of using a data centre in a cool climate, while retaining the ability to get low latency content to end users, wherever they are in the world.

Giving our customers access to the Telia Carrier 100G Backbone in our Nordic data centres will ensure they will always have the low latency bandwidth needed for periods of high demand," says DigiPlex CEO Gisle M. Eckhoff. ”The data centre is increasingly becoming an interconnected business ecosystem for critical digital operations. We are delighted that DigiPlex customers now may take advantage of the increased level of connectivity that Telia Carrier brings,” Eckhoff adds.

Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone is the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s in super channels on its US network. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone, is currently ranked as number one. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 230 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including over 80 PoPs in North America alone.

Speaking about the announcement, Henrik Almroth, Sales Director at Telia Carrier, said; “DigiPlex has been able to give its customers the best of both worlds: high speed connectivity giving a great experience for end users across the globe, whilst using data centres that are in the best locations for delivering greener facilities. The topology, speed and bandwidth of the Telia Carrier IP Backbone means that DigiPlex can confidently provide scalable internet connectivity services to customers, as well as take advantage of other IP transport and wavelength services in the future.”

DigiPlex aims to set the standard for best practice within the sustainable data centre industry and represents the new generation of data centre suppliers. DigiPlex helps companies maximize savings through innovation while reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact. DigiPlex’ data centre is powered exclusively by sustainable sources of electricity and their new sites are some of the greenest and most energy efficient data centres in the world.

DigiPlex has been the recipient of many of industry’s top accolades. Most recently, it was awarded “Data Center Operations Team of the Year - Colo + Cloud” at the 2017 DCD Awards in December, which capped off a year of significant wins. Its position as a Nordic leader in its field was reinforced by winning ”Data Centre Above and Beyond Award” at the DataCloud Awards in June. In May, DigiPlex won the “Outstanding Big Data Management Solution Award” at the annual Big Data and IoT Excellence Awards in London. In 2016 DigiPlex won the “Critical Environment Future Thinking Award” at the EMEA DCD Awards and “Most Innovative Energy Solution Award” at the DataCloud Awards.

For more information please contact:

Elisabeth Lennhede, Head of Communications, DigiPlex

elisabeth.lennhede@digiplex.com, +46 70 33 22 705

Rickard Bäcklin, CMO, Telia Carrier

rickard.backlin@teliacarrier.com, +46  (0) 72 23 68 327

 

About DigiPlex

DigiPlex designs, builds and operates sustainable data centres in the Nordic region. The company specialises in delivering tailored, secure and resilient environments with the highest possible availability. Both private and public organisations, including security-sensitive customers such as government and financial institutions, trust DigiPlex data centre solutions. All DigiPlex data centres are powered exclusively by sustainable sources of electricity. Further reading: http://www.digiplex.com

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. Telia Carrier’s rapid growth and ascension through the rankings was highlighted in Dyn’s ‘Baker’s Dozen’ report. Telia was recognised for its commitment to customers in 2017, winning Best Customer Care at the World Communication Awards.

www.teliacarrier.com

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