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Telia Carrier switches on first Las Vegas PoP for content and cloud providers

Paired with lower taxes, and reduced natural disaster concerns, Las Vegas and other areas supporting the US Southwest outside of California are becoming more attractive for data centre growth and expansions.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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October 25, 2021 | 1:37 PM BST

Telia Carrier has added a Point of Presence (PoP) at Switch‘s Core Campus in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a service boost to content and cloud providers across the Southwest region of the United States.

This is the first PoP for Telia Carrier in Las Vegas and it supports operator’s growth initiative to expand their reach across the US and within the Southwest.

Art Kazmierczak, Director of Business and Network Development, Telia Carrier, said: “Expanding with Switch data centres in Las Vegas supports Telia Carrier’s commitment to serve the growing local population and regional market by supporting broadband operators and ISPs to deliver high-quality connectivity to their end-users.

“By providing the Las Vegas market new diverse connectivity options at scale we support ecosystem growth in the market and deliver cloud and application providers global connectivity as a trusted partner.”

Switch’s Core Campus in Las Vegas boasts over 500MW of power on a Tier 5 Platinum exascale platform.

In addition, the Las Vegas location runs on 100% green power and renewable energy from solar and hydro resources.

Switch SVP of Connectivity Scott Gutierrez, said: “Having Telia Carrier become a part of our ecosystem at the Core Campus provides our customers with additional solutions to respond to soaring demand for high-quality global reach network services out of Las Vegas.”

The LAs Vegas PoP is Telia Carrier’s second investment in the US in the last two months and follows up on the PoP opened at Flexential’s Hillsboro 2 data centre in Oregon last August.

In recent years, the Portland metropolitan area, also widely known as the Silicon Forest, has become a hub for carriers and content providers, as well as a regional education and city networks connecting to greater Portland and Eastern Oregon.

Stephen Hartman, Head of North America Sales, Telia Carrier, said: “Adding a new PoP in the Hillsboro 2 data centre is part of Telia Carrier’s overall growth initiative helping to expand our reach to support new cloud regions, applications and content on the West Coast.

“Fulfilling demand from the subsea cables coming into the Flexential facility in Hillsboro from Asia Pacific regions, we support the needs of current and future customers, and enhance the ecosystem as one of the strategic sites servicing the region.”

Ryan Mallory, Chief Operating Officer, Colocation Services, Flexential, added: “With the addition of the Telia Carrier PoP at this location we are better able to support our growing customer base by offering them additional carrier choice and connectivity to one of the world’s largest global IP backbones.”

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