In another sign of NTT's campaign for greater international network depth, the Japanese telecommunications giant is taking on Spain. With the help of the regional fiber and quad-play services provider ONO, they are expanding deeper into the country, adding two new PoPs.
I haven't run into ONO much despite their €1.573B in revenue last year, and I'm still looking for an actual network map. But in terms of infrastructure main fiber assets are in the metro, while their regional and intercity is mostly from the utilities and railways. They use that infrastructure for both the consumer and the enterprise and wholesale markets.
They'll be helping NTT's global bacbkone to move beyond its two core IP nodes in Madrid and Barcelona with new nodes in Valencia and Sevilla. Four national markets will give NTT more breadth in Spain than perhaps anywhere else in Europe. Last time I heard they had six PoPs in Germany, but in three cities (Frankfurt, Munich, and Dusseldorf).
Overall NTT has focused on the major hubs in Europe, expanding opportunistically to the second tier markets. I wonder what the opportunity was that drew them all the way to Valencia and Sevilla. I keep waiting for them to PoP up in Iceland though...