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Cologix  has expanded its global reach by partnering with Telia Carrier  with a new point-of-presence (PoP) at Cologix’s VAN2 interconnection hub in Vancouver, Canada. With Telia Carrier’s first PoP in Western Canada, Cologix and Telia Carrier customers will have low-latency access to Telia Carrier’s fiber backbone and connectivity.

“Partnering with Telia Carrier provides our customers with solutions to respond to soaring demand across Canada,” said Sean Maskell, Cologix President & General Manager for Canada. “We’ve seen significant customer demand for additional diversity and capacity, especially for businesses that need a direct local connection to cloud providers in Vancouver.”

Growing at an average 6% each year, Vancouver’s tech industry is rapidly evolving, drawing global attention and increased investment into key sectors such as AI, Software as a Service (SaaS), social media, business intelligence, security, life sciences, FinTech and, in particular,  Digital Entertainment & Interactive (DE&I). DE&I is used to describe one collective industry that includes various screen-based sectors such as Visual Effects (VFX) & Animation, Film & TV Production, Video Game Development, VR and Interactive Media, all of which rely on a connected and robust infrastructure to create quality content.

“We’re pleased to be working with Cologix to open up our first PoP in Western Canada to support data-intensive innovation, real time collaboration, and creative development in digital industries that thrive on a reliable network,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business and Network Development, Telia Carrier. “The Vancouver PoP will provide direct access to our #1 global IP backbone and diverse, secure, carrier-grade services to help businesses drive transformative changes and cloud driven strategies at scale as computing shifts to the edge.”

Businesses in Vancouver can now take advantage of Telia Carrier’s number one ranked global backbone, AS1299, as well as the local availability of their high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, DDoS Mitigation, Ethernet and IPX services for operators, content providers and enterprises alike.

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