Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom AG (News - Alert), is expanding its international Tier 1 IP network into Turkey and setting up a new IP PoP (Point of Presence) in Istanbul.
Officials with Deutsche Telekom said that ICSS, together with its partner Turkcell Superonline (News - Alert), will set up the IP PoP at one of Istanbul's most frequented telehouses to address the increasing demand arising from public and private IP-traffic consumption.
Acting as a gateway from Turkey to Western Europe, the new global IP PoP will deliver quality access to Deutsche Telekom’s reliable and efficient high-capacity network so that ICSS can better serve carriers, service providers, content networks and enterprises in Turkey and its surrounding countries with high-quality IP services in the public and private IP sector.
"As a strong emerging market, Turkey and its neighboring countries offer valuable opportunities to the global IP transit industry, and the new Istanbul-based PoP will directly enable not only the growth of the local market, but also the ability of global players to connect effectively and efficiently to regional infrastructures,” Holger Magnussen, senior vice president Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (News - Alert), said in a statement.
“Due to the resulting, significantly increasing data traffic, we believe that Turkey will become a 'hub' for exchanging IP data among service providers and carriers in the region," said Magnussen.
Murat Erkan, general manager of Turkcell (News - Alert) Superonline, said that Turkcell Superonline is very pleased to see Deutsche Telekom's interest in Turkey, enabling access to their global Tier 1 IP network from Istanbul.
This partnership will reportedly contribute to the implementation of the company’s strategy of making Istanbul the region's Internet exchange hub and promoting Turkey as an intersection point for the global communication network.
“We firmly believe that our cooperation with Deutsche Telekom will contribute significantly to the Internet services of Turkey, the Middle East, and the Caucasus,” said Erkan.
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Edited by Braden Becker