Tiscali International Network (TINet), which operates in the wholesale IP-MPLS market, is to expand its European network via a partnership agreement with data centre operator Equinix. Financial terms of the deal which will see the network initially expanded from Equinix’s Frankfurt and Paris internet business exchange (IBX) datacentres were not disclosed.
TINet offers IP Transit, MPLS lines and long-distance Ethernet services to service providers in North America, Hong Kong, Singapore and Europe and has a network of almost 100 IP/MPLS points of presence (PoPs). TINet has recently expanded into additional markets in Canada, the US and Europe, opening PoPs in Toronto, Canada and Marseille, France. Equinix has 40 IBX centres spanning North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.