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Connect to the Internet backbone

Do not overlook the underlay! We connect 95% of US and European end-users within one hop, providing fast and reliable network connection with low latency.

“As one of the original German Internet pioneers, we have worked with Arelion for more than a decade. (...) Service is the major element in our corporate philosophy and in order for us to deliver the quality of service our customers expect, we need trustworthy, reliable and customer-oriented business partners. quality of service our customers expect, we need trustworthy, reliable and customer-oriented business partners. Arelion is all of the above (and more!) and we have established a strong and growing business relationship. Therefore, we are very much looking forward to also entering the next decades with this partnership.”
Holger Grauer, CEO aixit GmbH, www.aixit.com
“Our long and trusting relationship with the Arelion company has always been supported by a high degree of professional responsibility and support. (...) The quality of the services provided and the efficiency of their provision allows us to bring our business to a completely new level and transforms our approach to doing it in general. We highly appreciate the readiness of our colleagues from Arelion to meet all our requests and bring the implementation of our projects to impressive results. We value our partnerships and are firmly confident in the professional competencies of this leading player in the telecommunications industry”
Managing directors, Matthias Hartmann & Jens Leuchters

Who it is for?

  • Internet Service Providers who cannot compromise on network quality
  • Operators, cloud and content providers, including hyperscalers 
  • Enterprises that need access to the public Internet for their employees
  • Companies with high data volumes that require consistent and scalable Internet connectivity
  • Organizations migrating legacy WANs from private MPLS contracts to cloud-scale connectivity 
  • Infrastructure and DevOps teams who depend on stable and reliable Internet access to manage continuous integration and deployment

Customer network requirements

  • A fast and reliable Internet connection
  • The ability to handle a sustained increase in data traffic
  • A secure connection with minimal hops
  • Stable and resilient global network connectivity
  • Full network control and comprehensive performance monitoring
  • Flexible charging options; pay ‘for what you use‘

Our solution

We don’t just own and operate one of the world’s best-connected Internet backbones, but we’ve also spent three decades developing and perfecting it. From the optical fiber right up to the customer service layer, our highly skilled and experienced engineers manage our network infrastructure and customer support 24/7. 


For organizations without the need for an AS number, we offer direct access to the Internet via our Dedicate Internet Access (DIA) offering, with guaranteed bandwidth and symmetrical speed, together with management of customer IP addresses and the BGP routing environment. 

For organizations looking to connect directly to the Arelion Internet backbone with their own Autonomous System (AS) number backbone, our IP Transit service is the perfect solution.

AS1299, our global Autonomous System, is a carrier-class network built for reliability and maximum uptime. We offer a full global routing table with minimal hops and our directly connected IP customer base accounts for 70% of all global Internet routes.

Through a mix of industry best practice, cutting-edge systems, and well-crafted policies, we minimize the chances of common routing threats, including BGP hijacks and route leaks.

Your organization is unique, and so are our connectivity solutions.

Our network

Spanning 75,000 km and serving customers in 125 countries, our backbone spans North America, Europe, and Asia. Fiber-up network control with cutting-edge optical and IP technology deliver the scalability you need, whenever you need it. And with customer experience at the heart of everything we do, we create a network experience so good, you won’t even know we’re here.


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Arelion Internet backbone

Explore Arelion's global Internet backbone, consistently ranked as the number one backbone by Kentik for several years and acclaimed for the best customer care. Watch the video to discover why Arelion has earned this position!

Why Arelion?

  • 70% of Internet routes are directly served by Arelion’s global backbone, AS1299
  • 95% of end-users in the US and EU are within one hop of AS1299
  • 8/9 of the world’s most valued brands are served by Arelion network
  • 5 top cloud providers directly connected: AWS, Google, Azure, Oracle and IBM
  • 350+ PoPs globally
  • 75,000 km of our own optical fiber assets