Equinix and Company TTK deal spreads connectivity across the Russian Steppes

22 May 2012

The deal with the Russian telecommunications operator, gives Equinix an enhanced point of presence in Tokyo via a new core network mode and increased connectivity and access to Internet and Ethernet Exchange services and a 75,000km-long fibre optic network across the growing Russian markets, with stop off points along an elongated northern Eurasian route.

The telco gets access to the Platform Equinix community of more than 4,000 traders, enterprises and market participants in key trading cities such as London, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong. It is hoped the link-up will encourage lucrative trans-Eurasian business opportunities and capabilities.

According to Company TTK, working with Equinix will considerably expand its connectivity capabilities across three continents by focusing on IP peering and Layer 2 connectivity. The multiservice deployment will improve costs, reduce provisioning time and enhance end-to-end network performance. “Our global deployment with Equinix puts the Russian markets in closer contact with global business and financial centres,” explains Vitaly Kotov, TTK vice president and head of its backbone unit. “When building connectivity to our extensive footprint in the Russian Federation, international companies and financial institutions can gain performance and security benefits. These new points of presence complement our unique assets, such as our low-latency land routes between Western European and Asian markets.”

Commenting on the partnership, Dick Theunissen, chief marketing officer (CMO) for Equinix Europe, said that: “Company TTK’s presence inside Equinix data centres creates an important new global gateway to the vibrant Russian market for network, finance, enterprise, content and cloud customers”, illustrating that it is not financial services customers that will be accessing the new capabilities.

By Neil Ainger

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