QTS Irving: QTS expands its connectivity ecosystem with Telia Carrier

May 13, 2021 | Posted by Bob Tester

Telia Carrier has announced that it has deployed its full suite of connectivity services in QTS' Piscataway, New Jersey and Irving, Texas data centers. Telia is also deployed to QTS Richmond, Chicago, Miami, Hillsboro, and Atlanta.

The 'full suite' of network services includes DWDM, DDoS, IP Transit, Cloud Connect, and Ethernet. 

The network deployment adds to QTS' New Jersey Network Access Point's (NJ NAP) expanding ecosystem of networks. The Piscataway facility was previously built and operated by Dupont Fabros before being acquired by QTS in 2016.  

Meanwhile, the positioning of QTS' mega data center in Irving, Texas, enables optimal, fiber-rich connectivity coast-to-coast. This move will subsequently support "increasing demand" from both QTS and Telia Carrier customers, who seek diverse long-haul routes in the Southwest and into Mexico as well as IP, Cloud, Ethernet, DWDM and DDoS services.

Outside of the the QTS Piscataway facility

Telia Press Release on May 13th 2021:
OVERLAND PARK, KS – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of software-defined and mega scale data center solutions, today announced that Telia Carrier, owner and operator of the world's #1 ranked global Internet backbone, has deployed its full suite of connectivity services in QTS’ Piscataway, NJ and Irving, TX mega data centers.

Telia Carrier has deployed terabit scale transmission gear and core routers to offer its full suite of services and enhance the diverse connectivity ecosystem at both mega scale QTS campuses.
 Telia Carrier is the top ranked global IP backbone, with customers in more than 125 countries, operations in 35 of these and network presence in 120 cities worldwide. Telia Carrier offers a broad portfolio of connectivity services, including DWDM, DDoS, IP Transit, Cloud Connect and Ethernet services.

QTS’ New Jersey Network Access Point (NJ NAP), located within QTS’ mega data center in Piscataway, NJ, is a highly connected regional hub serving network carriers and enterprises, including those serving the financial services market. Telia Carrier’s full network suite deployment will add to the NJ NAP’s expanding ecosystem of fiber networks, transport networks, cloud access networks, internet exchanges, and direct access to 10 transatlantic subsea cables including the new AEC-2. 

QTS’ mega data center in Irving, TX, provides a strategic central location enabling optimal, fiber-rich connectivity coast-to-coast. The addition of Telia Carrier supports increasing demand from QTS and Telia Carrier customers seeking diverse long-haul routes across the Southwest and into Mexico as well as IP, Cloud, Ethernet, DWDM and DDoS services. 

Today’s announcement further expands Telia Carrier’s presence across QTS’ data center footprint. In addition to Piscataway and Irving, Telia Carrier is deployed in QTS’ Chicago, Miami, Hillsboro and Atlanta data centers, and has established a presence in the QTS Richmond NAP that features access to the high speed, low latency MAREA, BRUSA and DUNANT subsea cables that terminate there.

“Digital transformation drives new enterprise requirements for differentiated global IP and transport networks that exceed customer expectations,” said Ivo Pascucci, Vice President, Sales, Telia Carrier. “Telia Carrier and QTS are aligned in our commitment to provide scale and resiliency - now in seven key markets – serving accelerating customer demand for communications infrastructure and services.”

“We are pleased to continue the expansion of the world’s number one ranked Internet backbone network across our highly connected data center footprint,” said Sean Baillie, Executive Vice President, Connectivity Strategy, QTS. “Customers will benefit from Telia Carrier’s new 34 terabit systems that can bypass legacy carrier hotels and connect directly in QTS’ mega data centers giving customers scalable access to diverse connectivity solutions.”

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