Global transit opens PoP at Interxion to enhance connectivity between Europe and Asia
By: Mike Hollands
In the past decade, Asia’s telecommunications industry has skyrocketed, keeping pace with its growing population and rapid economic growth. Recent research demonstrates that Asia is home to nearly 50 per cent of the world’s mobile subscribers, with the number of both fixed and mobile users growing exponentially. Today, mobile broadband subscriptions, which enable users to access the Internet from their smartphones and other connected devices, are growing at a rate of 30 per cent per year, and Asia is driving this boom; Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong are 4 of the top 10countries leading mobile penetration worldwide.
Unsurprisingly, this uptick in mobile usage, in addition to other telecom innovations such as wireless Internet services and IP-based television services, has created a significant need for more bandwidth to meet performance levels. As a result, companies like Global Transit have come to the fore to capitalise on this huge market potential.
Global Transit is Asia’s fastest-growing bandwidth provider, delivering high availability services through its content-rich network to leading service providers and enterprises across the region.
After becoming well-established in Asia, Global Transit knew it needed to enhance its global network in order to continue servicing its customers with optimal connectivity. As part of its strategy for continued growth and international reach, Global Transit chose to open a Point of Presence (PoP) in Interxion’s City of London data centre campus, which will help reduce Global Transit’s time to market and keep costs low.
With this new PoP, Global Transit’s Asian customers will also receive enhanced connectivity to Europe and gain access to Interxion’s vast community of customers, as well as Europe’s leading Internet exchanges such as LINX (UK), DE-CIX (Germany) and AMS-IX (Amsterdam).
In the long term, Global Transit plans to be located in multiple countries across Europe with Interxion, with plans already in place to expand to sites in Amsterdam and Denmark via virtual PoPs. Global Transit also plans to invest in a submarine cable that will connect Asia to Western Europe.
In turn, Global Transit’s presence enables Interxion to grow its robust carrier community who, in turn, benefits from direct access to Asia’s market via Global Transit. If you’re interested in reading more about this news, read today’s press release here.