The Russian network operator TransTelecom (TTK) isn't yet a household name in the west, but they're extending more and more tendrils into Western Europe's bandwith markets. Today it was announced that they have tapped Hibernia Networks to expand their reach into multiple additional European exchange nodes.
TTK is using Hibernia's Ethernet-powered Global-IX service to hook up to PLIX in Warsaw, NIX.CZ in Prague, Espanix in Madrid, MIX in Milan, and France-IX in Paris. That will certainly give them more peering options to help with those growing traffic demands. They rolled out 100G a few months back, and recently brought in Akamai to be a part of their Russian CDN infrastructure.
If you're wondering when Hibernia got into the exchange connectivity game and into these exchanges in particular, I'm pretty sure it was the Atrato IP Networks acquisition over the summer. At least, remote exchange connectivity was one of Atrato's Ethernet/IP specialities. Hibernia has clearly putting emphasis on the opportunities at higher layers of their network.
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