GVF member Telstra has announced plans to expand its network into Canada with a new Point-of-Presence (PnP) in Toronto as well as upgrading infrastructure that will connect Canada to its trans-Pacific subsea cable networks. The subsea cable networks will carry data from Canada into the Asia-Pacific region, where Telstra owns and operates the largest subsea cable system (with more than 250,000 miles of subsea cables globally) and currently carries nearly one-third of all Asia-Pacific internet traffic.
Telstra has provided international connectivity into all the major economies in APAC for U.S. headquartered businesses in finance, manufacturing, technology and broadcast media for more than two decades. This expansion will allow a wide range of Canadian businesses to leverage Telstra’s network for existing Asian operations as well as strategic growth into the APAC region.
“Simply put, Telstra makes Asia easy,” Nicholas Collins, President of Telstra Americas, said, “and our deep technology experience, a world-class network and access to local support staff throughout Asia enables us to help companies quickly open up access to new growth markets. Canada has long been one of our most requested routes, and we believe that the time is right to provide a new, world-class option for Canadian businesses seeking to securely connect into the Asia-Pacific region.”
Outside of the U.S., Asia is Canada’s largest trading partner. With the Toronto PoP, to be located in the heart of the Financial District, Telstra will connect Canada’s flourishing tech industry with a growing middle class in the Asia-Pacific market. Beyond the financial industry, Telstra sees strong benefits for established and startup businesses in the tech, media and manufacturing sectors. “Connectivity truly drives expansion, continued Collins. “Telstra’s presence in Canada will help local enterprises seamlessly connect with Asia to pursue their growth strategies, by establishing or upgrading communications and connections with trans-Pacific offices, subsidiaries or partners.”
For more information, please visit www.telstra.com/americas.
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