For many years, when we talked of global fiber networks, it was the US, Europe, and then go to the oceans to get to Asia. But Russian network operators are finally becoming relevant outside of Russia, both by building viable trans-Asian connectivity and expanding internationally in their own right. Today Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) helped Russia’s TTK add capacity in Asia and Europe and add new nodes in the US.
TTK, a.k.a. CJSC TransTelecom, is deploying a new core network node in Tokyo and also adding IP and Ethernet Exchange connectivity in Silicon Valley, Ashburn, Hong Kong, London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. They had multiple PoPs in all but those first two according to their website, although I’m sure they had some sort of US presence before now. Nevertheless, they’ll surely be adding additional connectivity from here.
For Platform Equinix, this also makes some interesting connectivity available to its Ethernet Exchange members, deep into the heart of Russia.
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