We started building our network 1993 – and we’re not done yet. Because there’s no substitute for owning your own. Having the end-to-end control to know exactly what’s happening and the power to do something about it – before end users notice. That’s the difference our backbone makes: your end users won’t even know we’re here.
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
Own ducts and managed optical network managed across Europe, Russia and North America
We carry 12 billion voice minutes every year
Over 18 millions MMS per month
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