Time flies. Though we sometimes still feel like a plucky young start-up, Telia Carrier has been at the heart of the public Internet since before cat videos were a thing. We first started building our network, AS 1299, in 1993 and we've carried every big idea that's crossed the Internet and changed the world since then. There's plenty more to come.
It's not that we set out to be the number one carrier in the world. But when you commit to doing things right, success has a habit of creeping up on you. While some carriers got big buying up other networks, we built our network ourselves and we know every inch of it. We do everything according to our design principles, even when that means building the whole thing twice.
And all the way, it's been our customers who drive our growth.
Our network now stretches 65,000 kms, linking more 230 PoPs. Plugging into our global backbone connects you directly to more than 1,800 Wholesale customers in 110 countries. And our transit customers announce more than half the routes in the global routing table, advertising more address space than any other carrier.
Telia Carrier has always ranked among the top carriers in the world, and in recent years we've grabbed the top ranking. That's where we plan to stay.