Budapest, Hungary – – Telia Carrier today announced that it has established an additional point of connectivity in Budapest, Hungary, to meet an increasing demand for wholesale IP transit and Ethernet services amongst carriers, content and cloud providers alike. As a critical center for financial activity and technological innovation in Europe, Budapest’s fast-moving business environment has given rise to a dramatic increase in on-demand connectivity. Telia Carrier’s ability to adapt and turn up high speed internet services rapidly supports the region’s growth and bolsters its economic vitality.
Home to eighteen universities and the headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), Budapest is a hub for technological innovation and a start-up scene that rivals Stockholm and Silicon Valley. This expansion of its top-two ranked IP backbone, AS1299, compounds Telia Carrier’s presence and allows it to serve more customers in the second fastest developing urban economy in Europe.
“Telia Carrier has watched the growth and innovation that has helped Budapest become a major destination for business interests in Europe,” said Simon Barlow, global product manager, Internet Services, Telia Carrier. “By deepening our presence in Budapest, and in addition to existing PoPs throughout the region, Telia Carrier’s AS1299 services carriers, operators and cloud providers in more facilities in one of the fastest growing cities and regions in Central and Eastern Europe.
Telia Carrier’s global fiber backbone has grown organically, without acquisitions, and is the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America. It is also the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s on its US network. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, AS1299, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone is currently ranked top-two. Telia Carrier’s rapid growth and ascension through the rankings was recently highlighted in Dyn’s ‘Baker’s Dozen, 2015 edition’ report. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 200 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East including over 70 PoPs in North America alone.