European Telecommunications Leader, TeliaSonera International Carrier, Selects QTS to Host Managed Data Center Services
Europe's leading IP carrier chooses QTS for data center and cloud solutions
October 6, 2011 (ATLANTA) -
- Global telecom leader, TeliaSonera International Carrier, chooses QTS to expand its footprint offering greater choice to Internet-centric businesses in Atlanta.
- TeliaSonera's decision highlights the quality of QTS' solutions and flexible data center infrastructure services portfolio.
- The announcement highlights a growing trend among international technology service providers that are expanding data center operations to service customers worldwide.
QTS (Quality Technology Services), one of North America's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, today announced that it has been chosen by TeliaSonera International Carrier (OMX STO: TLSN) (OMX HEL: TLS1V) to host its Atlanta point of presence (PoP) for managed data center services. TeliaSonera is part of Europe's fifth largest telecommunications group with over 150 million mobile customers in operations from the Nordics to Nepal.
As Europe's largest carrier of Internet Protocol (IP) traffic and the fourth largest global Internet backbone, TeliaSonera is expanding its U.S. footprint to support North American customers demanding high-quality services for Internet-centric business. The company's PoP will be hosted in QTS' Atlanta Metro facility, the world's second largest data center. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
TeliaSonera joins a growing list of international service providers selecting QTS, and highlights the growing globalization of technology services. As the world increasingly becomes interconnected, global companies are seeking data center solutions to host a worldwide network of customers. This trend is providing QTS with new opportunities in the U.S. market.
"TeliaSonera offers a world-class customer experience, global network strength and local excellence which has helped us secure four of the top five global content providers as customers and enabled us to double U.S. volume," said Art Kazmierczak, head of sales Americas – TeliaSonera. "I'm particularly proud of our success with demanding media and gaming content providers, as well as with academic networks. Atlanta has the country's third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies and continues to expand as a regional communications hub. QTS offers the scale and flexibility to meet and exceed the expectations of our managed data center customers there."
QTS has secured a series of major customer wins in recent months, with large commercial and enterprise customers attracted to the scalability and flexibility offered by the company's footprint of 3.1 million square feet in its portfolio of 12 data centers.
"TeliaSonera is a technologically-advanced global market leader and requires a robust production environment to serve their worldwide customer base," said Chad Williams, chief executive officer - QTS. "We're pleased that with numerous options to meet their needs in the U.S. market, TeliaSonera chose our state-of-the-art data center in Atlanta. Our company is positioned to meet the needs of sophisticated global customers in the data center and cloud services market, and is pleased to welcome this international leader to our growing customer roster."
QTS (Quality Technology Services) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services for enterprise businesses. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center services, including custom data center, colocation and cloud services, providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 locations in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages 3.1 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 700 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qualitytech.com, call 877.QTS.DATA or follow QTS on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
About TeliaSonera International Carrier
As one of the leading carriers globally – and number 1 in Europe - TeliaSonera International Carrier provides fiber-based telecommunications services and infrastructure that deliver supreme customer value with high quality in every dimension. In addition to serving Operators and Services Providers, we play a vital role in delivering content and applications to millions of passionate and demanding users worldwide through our solutions for the media, gaming and other online entertainment industries. Our wholly owned fiber network is one of the most extensive in the industry – with close to 200 points of presence covering Asia, Europe, and the US – all solidly backed up by award-winning customer care. Experience us at www.teliasoneraic.com.
Anna Ruth Williams