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18 September 2012 at 13:20 - Posted by AfricaFinance

Deutsche Telekom Sets up IP PoP in Istanbul


BONN, Germany - Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, announced today that it will expand its international Tier 1 IP network into Turkey and set up a new IP PoP (Point of Presence) in Istanbul.

Together with its partner Turkcell Superonline, ICSS will set up the IP PoP at one of Istanbul's most frequented telehouses in order 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.

Holger Magnussen, Senior Vice President Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions, states: "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. 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."

Murat Erkan, General Manager of Turkcell Superonline, says: "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 contribute to the implementation of our 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.”

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