Int’l Roundup: Teliasonera, Integra, IX Reach, Epsilon, Colt

March 19th, 2014 by · Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick rundown of news from the international front this week:

TeliaSonera International Carrier is positioning itself to better take on Latin America, furthering their ongoing global expansion. So far though, they’re doing it from a strategically placed new PoP in Boca Raton, Florida. They’ll pick up connectivity from one of the many cables landing in the area of course.  A bit less aggressive than the three PoPs they’ve opened in the Persian Gulf lately, but I’m sure they’ll hit Sao Paolo directly before long.

Reaching far beyond its turf in the western USA, Integra has extended its reach across the Atlantic. They’ve tapped IX Reach to give them IP connectivity into the four largest internet exchanges in Europe. The arrangement will let Integra offer their customer lower latency to 1,000 peer networks there.

Epsilon picked up another international customer for its virtual PoP solutions. The Asian group Axiata has signed up with them in Singapore, consolidating its interconnections for its various mobile subsidiaries. There will soon be some more to soncolidate as well, since Axiata recently got the regulatory clearance it needs to finish the acquisition of Axis Telecom.

And the pan-European operator Colt saw some Irish action this week. Tourism Ireland is using their network services to triple their speeds while cutting costs by 30% in its efforts to get tourists to come and look for leprechauns and such. They also have some dynamic bandwidth on tap now, allowing them to scale overnight when the situtation calls for it.

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