Telstra Global adds new European, U.S. MPLS PoPs, enhances Asia Pacific connectivity play

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Telstra Global (ASX: TLS.AX) is enhancing its global MPLS network reach by launching new points of presence (PoPs) in Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam and Chicago, a move that addresses its multinational corporation customers' Asia Pacific access needs.

Customers will now have access to over 1,900 PoPs globally across more than 230 countries and territories, including 377 PoPs in Europe and 341 PoPs in the United States.

These new sites give the service provider upside in both Europe and the United States.

In the European region, Telstra increases its on-net presence to six countries. Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin, Telstra Global's head of Connectivity and Platforms Portfolio, said the new PoPs form "an important part of our strategic expansion into Western Europe."

She added that the new European PoPs "will also act as an aggregation point for customers wishing to connect with growth opportunities in Asia Pacific and Australia."

Likewise, the addition of the PoP in Chicago gives it a fourth major city location in the U.S. It also operates network hubs in Los Angeles, San Jose and New York.

Providing connectivity for large business customers that need access to Asia markets continues to be a key priority for Telstra Global. In addition to building out new regional PoPs, the service provider increased its data center capacity in both Asia and North America and established a new network to network interconnection agreement with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL).

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