October 22, 2013 – Telstra Global today announced that it has established a network-to-network interconnection (NNI) agreement with CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), greatly increasing Telstra Global’s footprint across the United States.
The IP virtual private network (VPN) NNI offering will provide Telstra Global access to 73 CenturyLink IP VPN points-of-presence (PoPs) in the U.S. This access will significantly enhance service offerings with greater connectivity and redundancy options for businesses across the region.
“Telstra Global customers now have even greater accessibility and choice of telecommunication solutions across the U.S., providing business-ready networks that help grow their businesses,” said Tom Homer, Telstra Global Head of EMEA and the Americas.
“This ongoing partnering relationship with CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, combined with our existing network capabilities, means our customers can continue to expect cost-effective, high-quality and reliable service, regardless of location.
CenturyLink Wholesale vice president of product and marketing Eric Bozich said: “CenturyLink’s IP VPN network has best-in-class performance and coverage across the U.S. Partnering with Telstra will combine the reach and capabilities of two global leaders in delivering solutions to multi-national business customers.”
Telstra Global’s hosting services are offered from 18 data centres worldwide with an extensive choice of network connectivity options which extend to over 1,400 PoPs in more than 230 countries and territories.