Deutsche Telekom launches two new IP PoPs

Bonn, Germany – August 2, 2018 – Deutsche Telekom’s International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) has announced the launch of two new IP Points-of-Presence (IP-PoPs) with bandwidths of several 100 gigabits per second (n x 100 Gbit/s) in Frankfurt and Berlin. The two internet hubs are hosted by e-shelter, a leading European data center provider.

The new infrastructure provides clients of both ICSS and e-shelter with direct access to Deutsche Telekom’s Tier 1 IP network, which is one of the world’s largest. As requirements for high-speed connectivity continually increase, these PoPs are part of ICSS’s strategy to expand its IP footprint, with focus on the fast-growing German market. With access to an all-IP network, businesses gain benefits including easier incorporation of digital applications and front-line positioning to take advantage of emerging technologies.

Matthias Maurer, Head of Product Management Internet & Transport at ICSS, said, “Today’s ever-growing data volumes match the rising expectations of users.  At ICSS we are always several steps ahead of demand because we’re committed to providing our customers and partners with superior, future-proof connectivity and quality. These new PoPs are part of that promise.” 

The backbone of the internet are so-called IP core infrastructures with multiple connections at 100 Gbit/s each. Deutsche Telekom has extended its autonomous AS 3320 network around the e-shelter sites in Frankfurt – Europe's largest data center campus – and the Berlin 1 Data Center, with a colocation area of 13,000 square meters. 

"The e-shelter data centers have developed into connectivity hubs for public cloud, carrier, content delivery networks and internet exchanges. The arrival of these new nodes in our Frankfurt 1 and Berlin 1 campus sites, further strengthens our carrier offering and means our customers will have direct 100 Gbit/s access to the Deutsche Telekom network," said Volker Ludwig, Senior Vice President Sales at e-shelter.

About Deutsche Telekom:

About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS):
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business Unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the Deutsche Telekom Group with its international affiliates and more than 900 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe.
The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:

  • Internet & Content: Enable a connected society by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.
  • Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.
  • Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customers’ global sites with a major European multi-service provider.
  • Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.

About e-shelter
e-shelter is one of the leading data center operators in Europe, providing highly secure environments for housing and connectivity of IT and network systems. e-shelter leverages 300 MW of power capacity and 90,000 sqm of data center space to deliver scalable data center solutions to a wide range of customers. We operate ten data center locations within Germany, Switzerland, and Austria and look to expand beyond the DACH region. As a member of the NTT Communications Group of companies, e-shelter provides access to a global network of 140 data centers. Among e-shelter’s clients are financial services companies, telecoms operators, public sector, IT service, as well as outsourcing and cloud service providers.

In addition to e-shelter, companies such as Arcadin, Dimension Data, itelligence, NTT Communications, NTT DATA and NTT Security are part of the NTT Group in Germany. In this region, the NTT Group represents around 5,300 employees and combined revenue of more than € 1.2 billion. You can find further information on the global NTT Group at

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