During the Last years Telekom Austria Group Wholesale has developed to a Pan-European Carrier. I am very delighted that right at the beginning of a new business year we are able to expand our footprint. With this new PoP in Istanbul we set the course for global connections for our customers.
Turkey will become an important “hub” for IP data exchange in the region. Together with neighboring countries there are valuable opportunities for the global IP transit industry to connect to regional infrastructures with our reliable, high-quality network.
In partnership with Turkcell Superonline, this IP Transit PoP in Istanbul sets new performance and reliability standards for Turkey and the Middle East. For KPN International this development builds on an already strong position in Turkey. As an international carrier that already provides SDH & Next-Generation-Network services in Turkey, we have always recognized the importance of Turkey as the traditional business gateway between East and West – and this is all the more true in the digital age.
With Turkcell Superonline's enabling of access from Istanbul, it will be able to leverage Tata Communications' vast portfolio of cost-effective services to allow Turkish, European and Middle East carriers to reach all major internet exchanges with our global, high-performance backbone. This will offer world class connectivity to customers here.
Managing Director and Regional Head, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey
Given the importance of the Turkish market, we wanted to work with Turkey's innovative Telecom Operator, Turkcell Superonline. We are pleased to be working with Turkcell Superonline, and look forward to strengthening our presence in the region.