The Fusion Network selects global backbone provider Telia Carrier as IP Transit and Capacity service supplier

Stockholm – 01 June 2016 – Telia Carrier today announced that The Fusion Network has chosen its IP transit and connectivity services to build out its nationwide backbone. By selecting Telia Carrier, The Fusion Network will improve the quality and reach of the services it provides its customers.

The Fusion Network works with top data centers, internet exchanges, content providers and large fiber owners to create a true backbone network for smaller Internet service providers (ISPs) and wireless Internet service providers (WISPs). The company has lit points of presence (POPs) in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana and Washington. The Fusion Network will continue to expand its presence to several other states by the end of 2016. The Fusion Network’s decision to choose Telia Carrier as their primary supplier was driven by the flexible nature of its IP and connectivity services, as well as the company’s personable and customer-centric culture.

“By using Telia Carrier, we can rapidly increase backbone and transit capacity and forecast the needs of our network,” said Erich Kaiser, President at The Fusion Network. “After 15 years of working with several other large carriers in the telecom industry, I can say without hesitation that Telia Carrier customer service is unsurpassed. They have gone above and beyond to help us implement our backbone in a timely manner.”

As a member of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), The Fusion Network’s goal is to promote the advancement and unification of the Wireless ISP industry by bringing the content closer to the provider that allows for an overall better Internet experience for its subscribers. The WISP Industry was formed by entrepreneurs that could not receive high-speed Internet service in rural and urban unserved and underserved areas. The industry is made up of several thousands of smaller networks throughout the world ranging from just 50 subscribers to beyond 200,000 subscribers. The networks utilize fixed-wireless technologies with capable speeds beyond several hundred Mbps to the subscriber.

“It’s our mission to allocate the proper network resources and provide uncompromising customer service in order to address customer pain points and business goals, whether they be regional, national or global” said Rob Pulkownik, Director of Market Development at Telia Carrier. “Telia Carrier success is defined by our customer centricity.”

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 recently highlighted in Dyn’s ‘Baker’s Dozen, 2015 edition’ report. Telia Carrier’s 62 U.S. PoPs serve the region with mission-critical, 100G-enabled Internet transit, Wavelength and Ethernet services. At the 2015 World Communication Awards (WCA) in London, Telia Carrier was recognized for having the best customer care in the industry.

Media Enquiries:

Rickard Bäcklin, VP Brand & Marketing, Telia Carrier
Phone: +46-72-2368327

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