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OUR BACKBONE BUILT FOR BIG IDEAS

I got 99 problems but the net ain’t one

From startup to Fortune 500. Our network can take you virtually anywhere. As we say in our carrier declarations: If you are serious about quality of service, you own your network end to end.

We were the first backbone to offer 100Gb/s connectivity in both Europe and North America. In fact we were one of the first to build our own network

Our logical network, AS 1299, was acquired way back in 1993 and by connecting London to Paris in 1998, our international backbone started to grow. We have expanded (organically) ever since. Today, we operate the #1 global Internet backbone.

Keep them separated

When it comes to connectivity, you can never have too much certainty. Which is why we developed our red and blue networks.

This strict separation of two geographically diverse networks delivers 99.999% reliability. And as both the red and blue networks have similar delay performance, delivery doesn’t suffer if one of them goes down.

In contrast to most carriers, we have a high level of PoP diversity. All international gateway PoPs and heavily trafficked cities have a minimum of two identical PoPs, at two different locations, to guarantee performance.

Diversity by design

Crossings in the network are, in practice, unavoidable. But we are constantly rebuilding our network to minimize the risks.

Where red-blue can’t be applied, documented standards – aimed at resilience by design – allow for meshing and ring concepts.

Further, we try to double everything that’s feasible, including power, so if something happens it won’t affect our customers. And we are always on the lookout for new ways to improve our entire system.

Our network in short

  • 230 PoPs in the US, Europe (including Russia) and Asia
  • Physically diverse ‘red and blue’ network segments

Capacity

  • Own ducts and managed optical network managed across Europe, Russia and North America
  • 100G-enabled

VOICE

  • We carry 12 billion voice minutes every year
  • Over 18 millions MMS per month

IP BACKBONE

  • Top ranked global IP transit provider
  • Connects Europe to Asia via the US and the Middle East. Fully IPv6 enabled
  • We carry more than 3 exabytes of data across our network every month
  • 100G-enabled
  • Our Global Peering Policy

LOOKING GLASS RUN A LIMITED SET OF COMMANDS (BGP, PING, TRACE) DIRECTLY ON OUR DIFFERENT ROUTERS
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