TeliaSonera enhances U.S. presence by connecting to EvoSwitch's Washington, D.C., data center

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) put another stake into the U.S. market by establishing a connection with EvoSwitch's Washington, D.C., data center.

Through this agreement, TSIC will be able to provide its suite of services, including IP, Ethernet, voice, mobile roaming and new IPX services, via the EvoSwitch data center to both its own customers and EvoSwitch's customers.

By connecting the EvoSwitch data center in Washington to its North American backbone, TSIC said it will be able to meet the growing demands for connectivity to and from the greater northern Virginia region.

Another key point of the EvoSwitch pact is to provide international reach into the region. Today, TSIC owns and operates a 100G-enabled network that connects over 200 pops around the world.

"By adding the EvoSwitch facility in Washington, we further increase high-performance connectivity to and from the commercial centers in the region as well as the opportunity for locally-based content and service providers to do business with regional as well as international reach at the speed of fiber," said Ivo Pascucci, regional director/Americas for TSIC. 

North America, in particular, has been one of TSIC's growth priorities. In November, the service provider announced that it was adding 11,500 dark fiber miles to its network, which would enable it to extend its reach into 44 American cities by the end of this year.

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