Originally posted to PTC

Europe and North America continue to prove the model for distributed mesh interconnection ecosystems. Through collaboration among disparate providers, end users achieve better data performance. For example, the FLAP cities – Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, and Paris – as these markets grew, providers recognized the need for a more redundant and interconnected network of networks to ensure an always on, always available Internet throughout the region and beyond. With secondary hubs now fortified with their own interconnection ecosystems, such as Marseille, Stockholm, Sofia, and Madrid, data within these cities can now stay local, enabled through interconnections to the FLAP cities for global reach. By creating a robust local and globally distributed mesh interconnection solution, end-user experience improves.

Looking at Southeast Asia, Singapore is the most common point for interconnection, leaving local markets solely reliant on only a few provider networks to fulfill data traffic routing requirements. Singapore is a robust market with over 20 data centers. It is also one of the largest global hubs as measured by international Internet bandwidth (37 Tbps) growing at a compounded rate of nearly 60 percent annually since 2015.

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