Leading global telecommunications and technology company Telstra has unveiled plans to expand its footprint into Canada with the establishment of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Toronto, and upgrading infrastructure that will connect Canada to its trans-Pacific subsea cable networks.
Telstra said the subsea cable networks will carry data from Canada into the Asia-Pacific region, where the company owns and operates the largest subsea cable system and currently carries nearly one-third of all Asia-Pacific internet traffic.
Telstra, which has been providing international connectivity into all the major economies in APAC for US-headquartered businesses for more than two decades, said the expansion will allow a wide range of Canadian businesses to leverage the company’s network for existing Asian operations as well as strategic growth into the region.
“Simply put, Telstra makes Asia easy — our deep technology experience, a world-class network and access to local support staff throughout Asia enables us to help companies quickly open up access to new growth markets. We are excited to be expanding our presence into Canada,” said Nicholas Collins, President of Telstra, Americas.
“Canada has long been one of our most requested routes, and we believe that the time is right to provide a new, world-class option for Canadian businesses seeking to securely connect into the Asia-Pacific region.”
The Toronto PoP, to be located in the heart of the Financial District, will connect Canada’s flourishing tech industry with a growing middle class – estimated to grow by an additional 1.5 billion by 2030 – in the Asia-Pacific market.
“Connectivity truly drives expansion. Telstra’s presence in Canada will help local enterprises seamlessly connect with Asia to pursue their growth strategies, by establishing or upgrading communications and connections with trans-Pacific offices, subsidiaries or partners,” Mr Collins continued.
“As the leading provider of connectivity from North America to Asia, we look forward to enabling and supporting the continued growth of Canadian enterprises as they expand their markets and serve their customers across the Asia-Pacific region.”