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Retelit expands its international network footprint to the US and consolidates asian presence opening a new pop in Hong Kong “Now we are a global operator”

18 April 2019Press releases
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Retelit expands its network reach opening new routes to the US and upgrading existing routes between Europe and Asia and intra-Asia. With the opening of the Hong Kong PoP and establishing an Internet public peering in New York, Retelit further consolidates its position on the market as a global operator connecting four continents through a fully redundant network delivering high quality services.

Retelit, the leading Italian telecommunications operator, announces a further expansion of its network through the upgrade of existing connections with the Far East, the opening of a PoP (Point of Presence) in Hong Kong and the launch of new routes to the US.
The strengthening of the Asian connections concerns the Frankfurt-Hong Kong and Hong Kong-Singapore routes and consolidates the strategy pursued by Retelit over recent years to meet new demand and satisfy market Eurasia demand.  The upgraded connection between Hong Kong and Frankfurt regards the terrestrial route of the TEA-4, added to the existing submarine sections in 2018, in protection of the low latency AAE-1 cable (which during 2019 will be upgraded to the new 200 Gbps technology). In this way, Retelit can offer a premium quality and redundant route to its customers, focused on the “finance” market offering an highly-reliable service with the lowest latency possible.  Today in fact, the AAE-1 route from Hong Kong to Milan or Frankfurt via Bari and the TEA-4 are respectively first and second in the ranking of connections with the lowest latency measure on the market among the two cities. 

In parallel, Retelit upgrades the Hong Kong-Singapore connection, acquiring new capacity on the APG submarine cable system and opening in Hong Kong a new multiservice PoP to boost the value and quality of services offered to Carriers for the final Multinational Customers market. The Hong Kong PoP adds to those already operating in Frankfurt, Marseilles and London.  

The network expansion to the United States, on the Apollo North and Apollo South cable systems and the establishment of a public peering at the main Internet Exchange in New York, has the strategic goal to significantly boost the quality of the IP transit service intercepting the high value content coming from the American market.  A strategy which strengthens the position of Retelit both on the Carriers and Enterprise markets, with the quality of the IP service fundamental also in the provision of the SD-WAN services which Retelit has sharply focused on.   In the future, New York is also set to become a multiservice PoP equal to that undertaken in the East with the opening of the Hong Kong PoP. 

“With these latest projects we establish ourselves as - to all effects and purposes - a global operator - stated Federico Protto, Chief Executive Officer and General manager of Retelit - We have a presence on seven international cable systems and through the new infrastructure now connect four continents, continuing to pursue a strategy which increasingly places Italy as a strategic hub for data traffic flows from the countries of the Far East, the Middle East, Africa - and now also from America - to Europe and vice versa”. 

“The strategy for the next three years is to consolidate our position in the Mediterranean, serving the OTTs and large Carriers market – added Giuseppe Sini, head of the Retelit International BU – Moreover, Retelit has now also the opportunity to provide innovative “Software defined services” delivered through our proprietary and exclusive rights infrastructure: this position gives to Retelit a significative competitive advantage that is to ensure end to end quality to the final global market”.

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