Telia Carrier has extended its network in Italy with a new PoP (Point-of-Presence) in Rome. Situated in the NaMeX data center in the heart of the city, the new PoP will provide crucial backbone and Cloud Connect services for major operators, content providers and enterprises requiring high-speed and direct connectivity in the region.

The global wholesale carrier market in Italy is seeing a heightened demand for high capacity IP and transport services, driven to a large extent by an increase in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), especially in the south. With this in-country expansion, Telia Carrier will be well placed to support the growing need for a variety of services across the entire length of the country, from its existing Milan PoPs in the north and the new PoP in Rome.

“Throughout the country, we have seen traffic volumes increase steadily over the last couple of years. Having launched two additional PoPs in Milan in 2017 to support the ever-increasing demands of service, content and cloud providers, we are now extending into Rome, a major infrastructure hub for the south of Italy,” said Davide Binaghi, managing director of Telia Carrier Italy. “With submarine landing stations in Sicily and Bari, we are also perfectly positioned to supply the backbone services needed to serve traffic to other geographical regions, such as northern Africa and the Middle East.”