Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SingTel extends global network to connect to Cologix’s 511 11th Avenue data center

USA & SINGAPORE: Cologix, a network neutral interconnection  and colocation  company, announced that Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), Asia’s leading communications group, has selected Cologix's Minneapolis data center to deploy a point-of-presence (PoP) supporting their ConnectPlus Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) services.

Through this deployment, network partners and customers can access SingTel's connectivity solutions via Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room in the 511 Building in downtown Minneapolis.

"As the largest IP VPN service provider in the Asia Pacific region, SingTel is pleased to partner with Cologix to launch our latest PoP in Minneapolis, complementing our global IP VPN infrastructure with more than 135 PoPs in over 80 cities,” stated Mick Connors, MD, SingTel USA.

“The Minneapolis PoP underlines SingTel’s commitment to provide the best support for our customers in the United States by positioning our PoPs near their operations. This proximity enables SingTel to deliver low latency and more competitive services to our customers. Singtel selected Cologix as our provider based on access to potential customers, stable infrastructure and local support, all of which we require to serve the region."

With the addition of the Minneapolis PoP, American companies are able to grow their business in the United States and the Asia Pacific region by leveraging SingTel’s ConnectPlus IP VPN network, the largest in the Asia Pacific region. By delivering an award-winning suite of Managed Services through its robust network infrastructure, SingTel provides businesses with a compelling one-stop ICT and telecommunications experience to help businesses enhance their agility, increase productivity and reduce business costs as they expand into the Asia Pacific region.

"SingTel’s decision to bring the power of their global network to Minneapolis brings increased capability and choice to the 511 Building and the region,” stated Mike Hemphill, GM, Cologix Minneapolis. “The breadth and quality of their network have been recognized by over 400 million customers worldwide and industry analysts alike.  We are honored they selected Cologix to support their expansion."

Cologix operates over 20,000 square feet of data center space and the largest Meet-Me-Room in the carrier hotel at 511 11th Avenue South in Minneapolis, the most connected building in Minnesota.  In addition to the robust carrier ecosystem which includes more than 80 national, regional and local networks, the facility supports emerging cloud, fi¬nancial, education and government communities as well as direct access to the Midwest Internet Co-operative Exchange (MICE).

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