Singtel launches new ConnectPlus IP VPN point-of-presence in Minneapolis with Cologix
Singtel Extends Global Network to Connect to Cologix’s 511 11th Avenue Data Center
Denver, CO, Singapore – March 18, 2013 – Cologix™, a network neutral interconnection and colocation company, announced today that Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), Asia’s leading communications group, has selected Cologix’s Minneapolis data center to deploy a point-of-presence (PoP) supporting its ConnectPlus Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) services. Through this deployment, network partners and customers can access Singtel’s connectivity solutions via Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room in the 511 Building in downtown Minneapolis.
“As the largest IP VPN service provider in the Asia Pacific region, Singtel is pleased to partner with Cologix to launch our latest PoP in Minneapolis, complementing our global IP VPN infrastructure with more than 135 PoPs in over 80 cities,” stated Mick Connors, Managing Director, Singtel USA. “The Minneapolis PoP underlines Singtel’s commitment to provide the best support for our customers in the United States by positioning our PoPs near their operations. This proximity enables Singtel to deliver low latency and more competitive services to our customers. We selected Cologix due to its access to potential customers, stable infrastructure and local support to help us better serve the region.”
With the addition of the Minneapolis PoP, American companies are able to grow their business in the United States and the Asia Pacific region by leveraging Singtel’s ConnectPlus IP VPN network, the largest in the Asia Pacific region. By delivering an award-winning suite of Managed Services through its robust network infrastructure, Singtel provides businesses with a compelling one-stop ICT and telecommunications experience to help businesses enhance their agility, increase productivity and reduce business costs as they expand into the Asia Pacific region.
“Singtel’s decision to leverage the power of its global network to Minneapolis brings increased capability and choice to the 511 Building and the region,” stated Mike Hemphill, General Manager, Cologix Minneapolis. “The breadth and quality of its network have been recognized by over 400 million customers worldwide and industry analysts alike. We are honored they selected Cologix to support their expansion.”
Cologix operates over 20,000 square feet of data center space and the largest Meet-Me-Room in the carrier hotel at 511 11th Avenue South in Minneapolis, the most connected building in Minnesota. In addition to the robust carrier ecosystem which includes more than 80 national, regional and local networks, the facility supports emerging cloud, financial, education and government communities as well as direct access to the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE).