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Telia Carrier launches new Internet backbone PoP in Berlin, bringing much-needed high speed, low latency connectivity to a flourishing region

Telia Carrier announced today that it has added a new point-of-presence (PoP) to its network, providing agile connectivity services for a booming economic sector in Berlin, Germany.

The new data center, Carrier-Colo, owned by I/P/B/, is one of the most connected facilities in the region providing connectivity and other IP services to international, national and regional start-ups, carriers, cloud and content providers. Located between Frankfurt, Germany and Warsaw, Poland, the new PoP builds upon Telia Carrier’s recently added, low latency, DWDM route, the Frankfurt - Warsaw Express, to meet increased demand in in the German capital.

“Prior to this new PoP, connectivity from Berlin to other business centers in the region consisted of longer routes with higher latency. This PoP is a microcosm of the technological growth that has put Berlin on the map as a city where high speed, high quality IP services are readily available for carriers, content providers, cloud providers and mobile operators,” said Christoph Lannert, Regional Sales Director for Telia Carrier. “The Frankfurt-Warsaw Express is a vital artery of connectivity throughout the region, and Telia Carrier is in prime position to connect customers with low latency services via our global fiber backbone.”

The welcoming culture in Berlin, along with heavy investment in technology, has resulted in an increase in start-ups and large companies moving to the area. As a result, the demand for connectivity services will continue to grow in order to support continued economic growth. Working with IPB, a local internet service provider (ISP), Telia Carrier can service a variety of start-ups, as well as established and international businesses needing a foothold in Berlin. The IPB facility features the highest number of networks and fiber connectivity in the region. The global wholesale carrier has already brought several customers online, and is optimistic it can add more by leveraging its relationship with IPB.

“We are very pleased to have Telia Carrier, one of the world’s leading network providers, and their services featured in our facility in Berlin. For our customers, this means that they can receive worldwide connectivity with nearly unlimited bandwidth and a highly reliable network backbone that has extremely low latency,” said Steffen David, Managing Director for IPB. “Berlin is quickly growing as a business destination, so we require partners who are extremely responsive and provide the stability needed to reliably deliver services to customers throughout the region. Telia Carrier has proven to be that partner and we look forward to the sustained growth that their presence helps bring to IPB and customers in the region as a whole.”

Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone has grown organically, without acquisitions, and is the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. It is also the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s on its US network. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone, is currently ranked top-two. Telia Carrier’s rapid growth and ascension through the rankings was highlighted in Dyn’s ‘Baker’s Dozen’ report. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 220 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including over 70 PoPs in North America alone.



Media Enquiries: Rickard Bäcklin, VP Brand & Marketing, Telia Carrier, +46-72-2368327, Rickard.Backlin@teliacompany.com

Steffen David, Managing Director, IPB, +49-30-920373920, sales@ipb.de


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 teliacarrier.com

About Carrier-Colo
Carrier-Colo is providing ‘Carrier-Class’ colocation and IP interconnection services near Potsdamer Platz in the heart of Berlin. Our colocation center opened in 2003. Here we provide high-quality services in the most important urban area en route to eastern Europe and the new emerging markets. The new Carrier-Colo services are part of a carefully planned framework in which powerful and reliable affiliates work side by side. The colocation services are the key part of a strategy that aims in particular to reinforce links between western and eastern Europe.