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Press Release -- September 27th, 2023
Source: retn

RETN Boosts Dutch Network: Unveils Two New PoPs in Rotterdam and Amsterdam-Rotterdam Connectivity

Amsterdam, London, Rotterdam – September 27, 2023RETN, a leading international network services provider, announces a significant expansion of its network infrastructure in the Netherlands, further strengthening its position as a premier connectivity provider in the region. The expansion includes the establishment of two new Points of Presence (PoPs) in Rotterdam, bringing the total number of PoPs in the Netherlands to 29.

New Points of Presence (PoPs) in Rotterdam:

NorthC Zestienhoven: Located in the heart of Rotterdam, NorthC Zestienhoven provides an ideal connectivity hub for national and international customers.

Smartdc: This state-of-the-art data center offers advanced infrastructure and connectivity options, operating on 100% renewable energy sources and closely monitored power consumption, lowering the environmental impact and increasing efficiency.

Enhanced Connectivity Routes between Amsterdam and Rotterdam:

RETN is connecting Amsterdam and Rotterdam with a redundant ring between two of the Netherlands’ most vital economic and industrial centers, opening up exciting opportunities for businesses, enterprises, and smaller regional Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the Rotterdam area. It also positions Rotterdam as an attractive disaster recovery site for businesses looking to ensure business continuity.

Luc Janssen, Managing Director at RETN Netherlands, expressed his enthusiasm for the expansion, saying, “The addition of these new PoPs in Rotterdam aligns perfectly with our goal of providing enhanced, local connectivity options for our customers. Rotterdam’s status as the largest international harbour in the world and its growing business landscape make it a pivotal hub for internet connectivity. We look forward to further strengthening our presence in this dynamic city.”

Rotterdam, situated along major international subsea cable routes, offers a strategic geographical advantage, ensuring efficient data transfer and minimal latency. The city’s state-of-the-art data centers, network facilities, and internet exchange points, along with its economic significance and interconnection opportunities, position it as a key hub for internet connectivity.

New Amsterdam-Rotterdam Network Routes

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian network services providers, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. It offers a wide range of connectivity services, such as IP transit, Ethernet & VPN, Capacity, Remote peering to major IXPs, Colocation and Cloud Connect. Encompassing more than 132,000km across 865+ PoPs, it allows RETN to have maximum control of its physical network, which is running on leading equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM and IP/MPLS Network Platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe, Eastern Europe and up to the border with China and further onwards into Southeast Asia.

RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy.

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