Telstra Global is expanding its global reach with a new Point of Presence (PoP) in London. An agreement with carrier-neutral data centre provider Interxion will allow London based organisations to access sites in Asia via the Telstra Global PoP, colocated at the local Interxion site.
The London PoP will allow a wide range of financial services and media companies established around the Interxion data centres to seamlessly connect and expand their business portfolios from Europe to Asia via Telstra Global’s extensive low latency network. This will provide fast, reliable, high performance connectivity into and out of multiple trading venues and financial centres between Europe and Asia, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and Singapore.
The PoP will support increasing customer demand for Telstra’s EPL Express, a low latency service for businesses where speed and reliability of a service are crucial to remaining competitive. EPL Express provides connectivity from major financial capitals in Asia Pacific to their European and American counterparts. This means Telstra Global can support its customers’ services in financial centres including Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Chicago, New York, London and Frankfurt.
Telstra Global’s Director of Portfolio and Marketing, Mr Nathan Bell, said Telstra’s agreement with Interxion underscores its commitment to enabling its global customer base to easily connect to the world’s key financial centres and drive operational efficiencies.
“We understand our customers’ need for high performance, global connectivity solutions to remain competitive. An end-to-end, consistent experience across Europe and Asia, combined with Interxion’s capabilities, enhances our presence in both regions. This enables us to meet the ever-increasing market demands of European organisations trading in Asia for high-speed capabilities which support financial services operations,” said Mr Bell.
Interxion’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kevin Dean said: “We are really pleased that Telstra Global chose our London Financial Hub as its key European PoP for the EPL Express service. In doing so, Telstra gains access to a unique capital markets community of more than 200 sell-side and buy-side trading firms that are increasingly looking for high-end connectivity towards Asian markets. The Telstra PoP will add significant value to our London Financial Hub by enabling those market participants, as well as all major market data and service providers, to seamlessly access all of the major Asian execution venues through a single and highly reliable solution.”
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