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Press Release -- May 6th, 2020
Source: tampnet

Tampnet Carrier partners with Megaport to provide simplified cloud connectivity across the Nordics

Stavanger, Norway – 6th May 2020 – Tampnet Carrier announces its partnership with Megaport, a leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider. The collaboration with Megaport offers Tampnet Carrier’s customers access to over 350 service providers on the Megaport platform including leading global cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud and others.

Leveraging Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN), Tampnet’s customers can reach the cloud from wherever they are and easily transfer data between global locations. Customers can get direct network access to the services they need even if they are outside of a cloud onramp location or nowhere near the data centres that house major providers. Tampnet customers can now connect between metros, countries and continents, scale their business to new markets and create a seamless multi-region network.

“This is exactly what is needed in the Nordic market”, says Tampnet Carrier’s Managing Director, Cato Lammenes. “With direct connection via Megaport’s network Tampnet brings all the largest cloud providers closer to the Nordic market. We can quickly and easily provision a service without the usual siloed and complex configuration tasks. We can now get you almost instantly connected to world class cloud services, managed services and data centres . Customers can move their data fast and securely in our low latency and high capacity network with many optional routes in and out of the Nordics. In addition, Megaport provides a very smart on-demand platform that offers great flexibility and scalability on a consumption based model,” Lammenes points out.

Tampnet´s customers within the offshore oil & gas industry will now also benefit from a very flexible cloud connectivity solution, which is extremely important for the digital and green transformation of the industry. By bringing the largest cloud providers closer to their end users Tampnet supports the continuous growth of data centre deployments in the Nordics.

“We are excited by our collaboration with Tampnet, who have established a very strong business serving the offshore oil and gas sector, a unique proposition that Megaport compliments and enhances,” commented Peter Hase, Chief Commercial Officer at Megaport. “This partnership extends into this key business sector across the Nordics and supports the value-added cloud services for digital transformation and highly important research for the region. Tampnet and Megaport now extend, improve, and enhance the agile and secure cloud connectivity in the area where it was not possible before.”

About Tampnet

Headquartered in Stavanger, Norway Tampnet owns and operates the world’s largest offshore high capacity communication network in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, serving customers within Oil & Gas, Wind Energy, Maritime and Carrier sectors with first class telecommunications. With offices in the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Brazil and Australia, Tampnet connects offshore installations to redundant and reliable terrestrial networks with high capacity and low latency (high speed). Tampnet also installs and operates offshore 4G LTE coverage networks enabling roaming and the digital transformation and internet of things (IoT) on offshore oil & gas platforms, offshore wind farms and service vessels and other commercial vessels.

Tampnet Carrier is Tampnet’s European and transatlantic fibre infrastructure network, passing through eight selected countries. Tampnet International Carrier is all about connectivity, capacity, speed and milliseconds – data transfer with minimum delay – without compromising quality and reliability. Our unique network routes connect 30 vital data centres in 12 European and American cities and central hubs.

About Megaport

Megaport is a global leading Network as a Service provider. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. Megaport connects more than 1,700 customers in over 600 enabled data centres globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, Microsoft Azure Express Route Partner, Nutanix Direct Connect Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, Salesforce Express Connect Partner, and SAP PartnerEdge Open Ecosystem Partner.

For more information please contact:

Cato Lammenes
Managing Director
Tampnet Carrier
+47 930 88 839

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