STOCKHOLM, Sweden – By adding 100 new service provider customers in 18 months, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has increased its reach to 62 major North American data centers. TSIC has also risen to number one Internet backbone provider for North and South America, based on independent assessment of customer routes.
TSIC has owned and operated its own backbone in North America since 2000. Since 2012, it has invested in both fiber and super-channel technology to deliver the agility and capacity needed to meet rising customer expectations. This has greatly increased TSIC’s offerings for tier-two and tier-three markets.
An important part of this success can be put down not just to TSIC’s fiber expansion, but also to its unique approach to its industry.
“People don’t just expect to be online anytime and anywhere – they rely on it.” said Brendan Ives, Chief Executive Officer, TeliaSonera International Carrier, “Helping our customers meet their end users’ demands, takes more than high performance reach. We have also focused on increasing automation to deliver a more responsive customer experience. Today we deliver multiple 100G links in days instead of months, something customers really value”.
The expansion of TSIC’s North American network is also delivering results in South America. TSIC is the #1 ranked IP backbone in South America according to Internet performance analysts Dyn. This positions TSIC not only as one of the primary backbone providers for the upcoming Rio Olympics, but also for the broader demand for connectivity in the region.
"It’s about more than investing in fiber,” said Ivo Pascucci, Head of Americas, TeliaSonera International Carrier Inc. “Our people forge long term relationships with technology partners, data centers and telehouses. Then we look for ways to help them simplify their operations. For starters this means delivering the consistent performance their customers demand. But it also means staying at the forefront of technology. Take our recently completed network-wide Carrier Ethernet 2.0 accreditation for example. It’s what we let customers do with our fiber that matters most.”