Edge computing, which involves decentralizing core network infrastructure and pushing it closer to end users, can reduce latency and improve traffic flow, thus creating a better user experience and lower data transmission costs.
Just recently, EdgeConneX® announced a strategic partnership with Telia Carrier that will bring access to the carrier’s network and interconnection points. The move comes as more and more enterprises seek strategic edge locations worldwide.
Telia will begin by deploying its network in multiple facilities across EdgeConneX’s portfolio of 30 Edge Data Centers® (EDCs), which spans 27 global markets. In addition to existing deployments in Detroit, Portland, and Santa Clara, CA, the first round will include Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis and Phoenix. A European deployment will also take place in Amsterdam.
The partnership between Telia Carrier and EdgeConneX is driven in part by the ever-increasing end user demand for Over-the-Top (OTT) service delivery, as well as the global “sprint to the edge” that is happening in the enterprise space. To create the full ecosystem that is needed to embrace current and future marketplace demands, the partnership will combine Telia Carrier’s leading global Internet backbone with EdgeConneX facilities that are strategically located close to network provider aggregation points. This will result in higher levels of performance and security for end users, while also enabling the lowest possible latency for IoT, content and cloud applications.
“Telia Carrier is an ideal partner for EdgeConneX,” noted Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer, EdgeConneX. “Their global IP backbone is highly regarded throughout the industry and is much sought-after by global MSOs, content providers, gaming companies and hyperscalers expanding throughout the world, and the IP connectivity that they bring is critical to our ecosystem. Furthermore, Telia Carrier, like EdgeConneX, believes in the momentum of the Edge creating a better user experience for those reliant on the cloud, gaming and delivery of big data. Our partnership further enables enterprises the ability to take advantage of new technologies and customer demands that require our global reach and local performance improvements.”
Staffan Göjeryd, CEO of Telia Carrier, also commented on the partnership.
“Telia Carrier values the reputation, expertise and approach taken by EdgeConneX to data center infrastructure and management,” stated Mr. Göjeryd. “In particular, for many of our customers, especially cloud, application and gaming providers, the proximity of our network backbone to end users is business critical. With EdgeConneX’s global reach and market leadership we can offer resilient, high-quality connectivity beyond our existing footprint.”