Global telecommunications and technology company, Telstra, announced plans to expand its network into Canada.
Under the expansion, Telstra will establish a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Toronto, and upgrade infrastructure that will connect Canada to its trans-Pacific subsea cable networks.
The system contains over 250,000 miles of subsea cables around the world and makes up nearly one-third of all APAC internet traffic, the telco claims.
For more than two decades Telstra has provided international connectivity into all the major economies in APAC for U.S.-headquartered businesses across industry verticals including finance, manufacturing, technology, and broadcast media.
This expansion will allow a wide range of Canadian businesses to leverage Telstra’s network for existing Asian operations as well as strategic growth into the region.
Nicholas Collins, President of Telstra, Americas, said, “Simply put, Telstra makes Asia easy — our deep technology experience, a world-class network and access to local support staff throughout Asia enables us to help companies quickly open up access to new growth markets. We are excited to be expanding our presence into Canada.”
“Canada has long been one of our most requested routes, and we believe that the time is right to provide a new, world-class option for Canadian businesses seeking to securely connect into the Asia-Pacific region,” Collins said.