GTT Expands Global Tier 1 IP Backbone with Acquisition of Custom Connect

9 January 2018
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GTT  Expands Global Tier 1 IP Backbone with Acquisition of Custom Connect

GTT Communications, the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced the acquisition of Custom Connect.

Amsterdam-headquartered Custom Connect is a provider of high-speed network connectivity serving the world’s leading multinational enterprises and financial trading firms.

The acquisition extends the reach of GTT’s global Tier 1 IP backbone with additional points of presence in Europe and the Middle East.

It also augments GTT’s portfolio of ultra-low latency services with the industry’s lowest latency service from Frankfurt to London, New York and Chicago and aligns with GTT’s portfolio of cloud networking services, including Ethernet, IP and SD-WAN.

Rick Calder, President and CEO, GTT
The acquisition of Custom Connect extends GTT’s network and strengthens our service offerings in high growth financial markets. These enhanced capabilities reinforce GTT’s market leadership in cloud networking and our commitment to connecting people – across organizations and around the world.

Olav Van Doorn, CEO, Custom Connect 
Custom Connect and GTT are highly complementary businesses and the combination provides strategic advantages to our clients as well as our organizations. GTT gains strategic network assets and marquis clients. We look forward to a seamless integration in the upcoming months.


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