Arelion expands network coverage in APAC, adds new PoP in Osaka, Japan

PTC ’23 Honolulu, and Stockholm, 12 January 2023 – Arelion today announced a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Osaka, Japan. The new PoP, located at Equinix’s carrier-neutral data center in Osaka, will provide high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, DDoS Mitigation, and Internet Exchange (IX) Connect services to content providers and enterprises across Osaka’s metropolitan area. Arelion recently announced global 40G Ethernet Virtual Circuit (VC) availability and will offer this key product in its new PoP to facilitate digital transformation in Asian markets.

The number of Internet users in Japan is expected to increase to 116.4 million by 2026 (Statista), while the digital media market was projected to reach $45.87bn in revenue in 2022 (Statista). With many of Japan’s businesses at the cutting edge of technology, there is a substantial demand for reliable and scalable connectivity to connect local businesses to a global network of customers and partners. Arelion’s new PoP in Osaka will service this demand in the region while also reducing the impact of potential network outages due to natural disasters through resilient and diverse service options that ensure reliable connectivity in times of crisis.

The new PoP strengthens the region’s connection to the international market and enhances scalable connectivity options across the APAC region. It will also provide customers with the option of a low-latency route towards Europe and the United States on Arelion’s leading global IP backbone, AS1299, ranked the #1 backbone in Asia by Kentik. Kentik's report also found that AS1299 is the most popular backbone among Japanese businesses.

The new PoP in Osaka is another important step in our global expansion strategy,” said Wee Kwan Ee, Head of Sales APAC, Arelion.By bringing our diverse services closer to cloud providers and enterprises in Japan, we can help these companies provide an improved online experience for their customers and help local businesses connect to the global market.”


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