London, Padova, Bergamo - November 14, 2023 - RETN, a leading international network services provider, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest network connectivity route from Padua to Vienna. Leveraging the VSIX Padua Point of Presence (PoP), this newly established route is designed to strengthen internet utilisation in the Veneto region by fostering collaboration among local, national, and international Internet Service Providers.
Thanks to a collaboration with Aruba, RETN has designed and deployed a direct connection from Padua to Vienna, to facilitate seamless access and connectivity onwards to Prague and Eastern Europe.
Milko Ilari, Managing Director of RETN Italy and Head of the Southern Europe region at RETN, emphasised the need for this development, stating, "Padua has experienced a significant surge in internet traffic, prompting us to introduce this new network route to ensure high-availability, secure, and low-latency digital accessibility between Italy and the rest of Europe."
The Northeast of Italy is rapidly emerging as a hub for local operators, witnessing a widespread deployment of Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks. RETN's contribution to this digital landscape is expected to further amplify the region's digital capabilities.
Notably, the Padua-Vienna route marks RETN's fifth expansion in Italy, providing alternative connectivity to the conventional route via Rome and serving as a resilient alternative for Milan.
Prof. Eleonora Di Maria, VSIX President, highlighted the relevance of this opportunity for the whole business ecosystems of the Northeast of Italy: “International connectivity is fundamental to boost market expansion, improve sales/post-sales experience, and constant interaction with global customers of firms in the Northeast - both multinationals and SMEs – as well as to smooth their supply chain management in a digital, data-driven scenario.”
Andrea Colangelo, Network Infrastructure Director at Aruba said: “Aruba continues with its network development strategy to interconnect the data centre and the main national and international traffic exchange points. With this in mind, the opening of a PoP in Padua, at VSIX, and the relaunch of a connection towards Prague, where another Aruba owned data centre is located (Forpsi - Ktiš), increases our capacity and resilience of interconnection to the internet network by building an infrastructure independent from the main traffic hubs of the Northwest.”
RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian network services providers, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. In 2023 RETN was awarded the ‘Best Pan-European Carrier’ title, at the Global Carrier Awards. Offering a wide range of connectivity services, such as IP transit, Ethernet & VPN, Capacity, Remote peering to major IXPs, Colocation and Cloud Connect, RETN’s network encompasses more than 132,000km across 865+ PoPs, with maximum control of its physical network, which is running on leading equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.
RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM and IP/MPLS Network Platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe, Eastern Europe and up to the border with China and further onwards into Southeast Asia.
RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy.
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