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Telstra International Boosts Connectivity to Guam With New Regional Network Hub
[May 14, 2024]

Telstra International Boosts Connectivity to Guam With New Regional Network Hub


Telstra International, the global arm of leading telecommunications and technology company Telstra, announced its plans to develop a regional network hub in Guam by establishing a new dedicated point-of-presence (PoP) in Piti at the carrier-neutral GNC iX data center, which is owned and operated by leading local telecommunications provider, TeleGuam Holdings, LLC, doing business as GTA.

Guam is quickly becoming a rising digital hub in Asia Pacific, as it's located at a crossroads of major submarine cable routes - including the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) cable system, the Australia-Japan cable (AJC), which is fully owned and operated by Telstra, the Taiwan-Philippines-US (TPU) cable, and direct network connectivity to nine additional cable systems - connecting Asia, Australia, and the United States.

Telstra's PoP will serve growing connectivity demand in the region and as a key connection point for new cable systems including the Echo cable and central Pacific Connect cable that are being constructed in partnership with Telstra, to provide additional low latency network reliability and redundancy throughout Asia and between Asia, Australia, and the U.S.

The strategic positioning of the GNC iX data center ensures access to secure network connections to these regions, making it an ideal hub for data transmission and connectivity. By establishing a dedicated PoP at this data center, Telstra can more robustly serve telcos, enterprises, international government agencies, and other organizations that require wavelength services, Ethernet private lines, IP transit, data center colocation, and managed network connectivity services throughout the Pacific. Additionally, Telstra can easily link all the cable systems that land in Guam while also providing local access solutions.



Telstra's collaboration with GTA, a U.S. and locally owned company that operates under U.S. jurisdiction, enables Telstra to provide additional network connectivity options for enterprises and governments engaging in cross-border transactions and collaborations, as well as for the U.S. government through Telstra's U.S.-based carrier partners and system integrators.

"Guam is a vital link in the global digital chain, and this regional hub marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region. Guam is increasingly becoming a growing gateway due to its strategic location, and with more cables due to land on the island in coming years, including the Central Pacific connect cable in partnership with Google and Telstra, our investment is critical to manage the ongoing growth in capacity demand and connectivity for people and businesses throughout and into the Pacific," said Roary Stasko, CEO of Telstra International.


"Telstra's establishment of a dedicated point-of-presence in our GNC iX Data Center is a significant endorsement of Guam as a critical connectivity hub between Asia, Australia, and the United States," said Roland Certeza, President and CEO of GTA. "This strategic decision by Telstra demonstrates their trust in GTA's advanced infrastructure and highlights GTA's role as a trusted provider, committed to delivering secure, reliable, and diverse network solutions across the Asia-Pacific region. We are proud to support Telstra in expanding their reach and enhancing their service capabilities in this strategically important area."

About Telstra International

Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company with a proudly Australian heritage and a longstanding, growing international business. Today, Telstra International has over 3,000 employees based in more than 30 countries outside of Australia, providing services to thousands of business, government, carrier and OTT customers. Over several decades we have established the largest wholly-owned subsea cable network in the Asia-Pacific, with a unique and diverse set of infrastructure that offers access to the most intra-Asia lit capacity. We empower businesses with innovative technology solutions including data and IP networks, and network application services such as managed networks, unified communications, cloud, industry solutions, integrated software applications and services. These services are underpinned by our subsea cable network, with licenses in Asia, Europe and the Americas and access to more than 2,000 Points of Presences (PoPs) in more than 200 countries and territories globally. In July 2022 Telstra completed the acquisition of Digicel Pacific, the largest mobile operator in the South Pacific region. For more information, please visit www.telstrainternational.com


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