Telia Carrier Extends Agreement with The Quilt to Provide High-Speed Fiber Backbone

Telia Carrier Extends Agreement with The Quilt to Provide High-Speed Fiber Backbone Image Credit: leungchopan/

Telia Carrier announced that it has been selected as fiber backbone provider by The Quilta national coalition of nonprofit regional research and education networks representing 40 networks and more than 900 educational institutions in the U.S.  

The recent contract continues more than eight years of successful partnership between the two organizations. Telia Carrier is providing IPv4 and IPv6 performance, scale and flexibility demanded by The Quilt infrastructure providers for their IP Transit service, delivering more than 300Gbps of Internet capacity to its members and connecting more than 20 unique universities and regional networks.

The Quilt allows its members to take advantage of Telia Carrier’s reach, reliability and service diversity, with several utilizing the company’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection to provide the highest standards of protection to end users and their critical applications. The Quilt’s research and education networks also have access to the company’s Cloud Connect service, enabling them to connect directly to cloud service providers however and whenever they want.

Stephen Hartman, Telia Carrier
The Quilt participants have a reputation for combining leading edge experiences and influencing the US information technology infrastructure agenda. 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.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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