Telecommunications providers are challenged to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver content, connectivity and data-intensive services to customers. Yet, many lack the necessary infrastructure to keep up with heavy demands.
To address these challenges, several companies including Facebook, SK Telecom, Intel®, Nokia Deutsche Telekom and others have formed the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). TIP is comprised of operators, systems integrators, infrastructure providers and technology companies. These organizations are collaborating to solve the critical issues associated with traditional telecommunications infrastructure and are working together to change the way networks are built and operated. TIP member companies leverage open software and hardware to keep costs low, reduce scalability challenges and ensure network agility.
Recently, EdgeConneX®, a global data center solutions provider for the edge of the network, became the latest company to join TIP.
Here’s what EdgeConneX brings to the table.
EdgeConneX will ensure that future power, space and connectivity needs for TIP members can be supported at the edge of their individual networks in neutrally-operated facilities, and with secure access to many different parties. EdgeConneX also offers a growing portfolio to accommodate the demand for geographical expansion and internet ecosystem interconnectivity.
EdgeConneX has a knowledge base and depth of experience in creating edge network infrastructure solutions. Its purpose-built, state-of-the-art hosting solutions at the edge of the network enable lightning-fast content delivery to end-users. This is critical for the Internet of Things (IoT). EdgeConneX has data centers all across North America and Europe to support the demand for high power density, cloud applications and bandwidth-intensive content.
“We welcome the opportunity to participate in TIP and support its commitment to creating a more cost-effective and scalable network architecture,” stated Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “End-users have an insatiable desire for content and the most efficient way to deliver it to them is by bringing the network closer to the edge. In the age of the Internet of Everywhere, EdgeConneX’s mission of enabling edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the internet’s reach aligns perfectly with TIP’s vision of a more agile network architecture.”