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Telia Carrier Expands #1 Ranked Backbone Network into Japan


announced today that it has extended its network in APAC
with a new PoP (Point-of-Presence) in Tokyo, Japan. The new PoP
gives customers the opportunity to connect directly to the Telia Carrier
global backbone, one of the largest and best connected in the world.
This will improve the availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud
Connect, Ethernet and IPX services for consumers and enterprises in
Japan and beyond.

Recently, there has been a significant increase in the amount of IP
traffic moving through APAC, a region that loves its online gaming, rich
Internet and video content. With almost 104 million Internet users1
recorded in 2017, Japan is the home of many innovative businesses that
develop and utilise technology to improve efficiency and communicate
with partners across the world.

"Our PoP in Japan will further open up the local market and enhance
connectivity across the APAC region as a whole. It will also provide
customers with the option of a low latency route towards Europe on our
leading global IP backbone," says Wee Kwan Ee, Head of Sales APAC, Telia

Staffan Göjeryd, CEO, Telia Carrier, continues, "Japan is a country
which consumes and creates vast amounts of Internet content and with
many of its businesses at the cutting edge of technology, there is a
compelling need for reliable and scalable connectivity to connect a
global network of customers and partners. Japan is the latest chapter in
our organic growth story and follows recent geographical expansion into
new markets such as Mexico and Serbia."

Top-ranked global backbone
Telia Carrier owns and operates
the world's #1
(according to Dyn Research) and provides critical network
infrastructure, services and cloud connectivity to operators, content
providers and enterprises alike. With customers in more than 110
countries, their global network footprint connects more than 265
Points of Presence
with 65,000 km of fiber across Europe, North
America, Asia and the Middle East.

About Telia Carrier
Telia Carrier owns and operates one of
the world's most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide
exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering
individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical
activities. By working close to our customers, we make big ideas happen
at the speed of fiber. Discover more at




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