Category: AS1299

30 years: Wild west to wild ride!

Ever since Arelion’s fiber network, AS1299 was born in 1993, it has been a critical part of the Internet’s core infrastructure. In this blog, Arelion’s Chief Evangelist, Mattias Fridström reminiscences about the technologies, milestones and odd things that happened during these 30 years.

Building Network Diversity into US Market

2020 was a record-breaking year for us in terms of network growth, with substantial global growth of 30 new Points of Presence (PoPs) around the world. While Telia Carrier has been consistently ranked the number one backbone provider with more than 65 percent of Internet routes directly connected to our network, last year we added […]

400G: It’s here and HUGE!

If you know anything about Telia Carrier, it is that we are always thinking about the future needs of our network and customers.  We saw significant traffic growth of more than 50% in 2020, and currently a similar trajectory for 2021.  Whilst this remains well within the capacity of our network, we are looking forward […]

Our plans for 2021

Whilst the world continues to address the challenges the global pandemic has created, the vaccination programmes now under way offer us all an opportunity to start looking forward.  At Telia Carrier, we’ve got lots of exciting things on the horizon for 2021, but we should also take a moment to look at what we achieved […]

State of the Internet

Telia Carrier’s global Internet backbone, AS1299, accounts for nearly 60 percent of global Internet routes. Being a leader in its field entails plenty of responsibilities. For us, it implies duties for every customer…

The Internet Backbone Spoils Us

It’s hard to imagine life without the internet, but in all reality, it wasn’t born until 1991, and that version is unrecognizable compared to what the internet has evolved to as we know it today. Connectivity drives interactions and innovation impacting nearly every aspect of the world. We wake up and open Facebook or fire […]

The coronavirus: connecting the world @home

As Covid-19 spreads, affecting almost every country in the world, there have been rapid and profound changes in the way we live, work and educate ourselves. A number of countries have enforced home working directives (for those that can), and educational systems around the globe are enabling remote learning applications for distance learning. Our increasingly […]