Telecom Lead Europe: Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is planning to expand its international Tier 1 IP network into Turkey.
The international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom will also set up a new IP PoP (Point of Presence) in Istanbul.
With its partner Turkcell Superonline, ICSS will set up the IP PoP 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.
Turkey and its neighboring countries offer opportunities to the global IP transit industry, and the new Istanbul-based PoP will directly enable the growth of the local market.
“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,” said Holger Magnussen, senior vice president, Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions.
“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,” said Murat Erkan, general manager of Turkcell Superonline.