TeliaSonera International Carrier puts Toronto on the map
Building on its continuing success in North America, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) announced expansion of its network with a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) within the Cologix 151 Front Street data center in Toronto. The extension of TSIC’s fiber network into Canada will enable more customers in the region to execute their business-critical activities via one of the top-three global IP backbones.
Ivo Pascucci, Regional Director – Americas, TSIC, says, “With 200+ PoPs globally, this is our 36th in North America with the network now covering 24 markets. We’re excited to open this, our first Canadian PoP.” The addition of Toronto, based on fiber links to New York and Chicago, means Canadian customers now have the option to connect locally for high quality global reach.”
“Our ongoing expansion of the North American network is strategically important and will help us live up to our brand promise to be the carrier of the future. In fact, our IP network is the world’s third largest now directly connecting 345+ million end-users. We find North American customers are increasingly turning to us as a competitive alternative for their telecommunications needs.”
Grant van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Cologix, adds, “TSIC has established itself as a strong and innovative player within the wholesale telecommunications business across the Americas and beyond. For that reason we are extremely proud to be adding this premium provider to our Toronto data center.”
TeliaSonera International Carrier has a strong history in North America. Present since 1995, it has a growing Canadian and US customer base that includes Facebook, JustinTV, and The Quilt. In addition to opening new PoPs and launching the TeliaaSonera IPX, TSIC has 100G-enabled its network throughout North America and Europe.
About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International 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 teliasoneraic.com.
TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2011, net sales amounted to SEK 104 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.9 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.20. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.