The Quilt, a national coalition of nonprofit regional research and education networks representing 40 networks and more than 900 educational institutions in the U.S., has selected Sweden-based global network operator Telia Carrier as a qualified vendor. The Quilt, Telia Carrier deal calls for Telia to continue to extend its fiber backbone to help supply high-speed communications to Quilt members, continuing a partnership that has lasted more than eight years.
Telia Carrier will be providing IPv4 and IPv6 performance, scale and flexibility for The Quilt’s infrastructure providers for their IP Transit service, connecting more than 20 unique universities and regional networks, which will have more than 300Gbps of Internet capacity.
The deal enables Quilt members to take advantage of Telia Carrier’s reach and service diversity, with several using the company’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection to help protect end users and their applications. The Quilt’s research and education networks also have access to Telia Carrier’s Cloud Connect service.
“The Quilt participants have a reputation for combining leading-edge experiences and influencing the US information technology infrastructure agenda,” said Stephen Hartman, Telia Carrier, in a prepared statement. “Telia Carrier appreciates The Quilt’s continued support and trust, which reinforces the value of our reliable network services and extensive geographic reach in the North American market and beyond.”
Telia Carrier is among the SCinet contributors that supplied IP capacity at the Super Computing Conference earlier this month and provides critical network infrastructure, services and cloud connectivity to customers in more than 110 countries.