UK-based international network service provider RETN has expanded its pan-European network into the Balkans. The three new PoPs in Bucharest, Belgrade and Sofia are interlinked and directly connected to RETN’s PoPs in Budapest and Vienna by 10G routes forming a ring. The new routes enable direct connection of the three largest countries on the Balkan peninsula with the rest of Europe where RETN operates. Andy Bills, executive VP of sales at RETN, noted: ‘RETN has already built up a significant presence in the eastern part of Europe, primarily due to its unique geographical coverage in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. This year we are focusing on further expansion of RETN’s network in Eastern Europe … The network development is intended to support the needs of customers in Southeast Europe who require high quality and reliable connectivity with the whole of Europe, and vice versa. RETN will offer the same service portfolio and level of support in the Balkans as across the rest of its network – IP transit, connectivity services and remote peering to major IXs.’
RETN offers a range of services across its own fibre-optic network to carriers, ISPs, large enterprises, CDNs, governmental organisations and hosting/cloud providers. RETN has over 32,000km of fibre on its pan-European network which connects 28 countries across Europe, Asia and North America, with a heavy presence in the high growth markets of Eastern Europe and Russia. The RETN DWDM-based backbone (connected directly to all major carrier-neutral DCs) offers multiple layers of redundancy, while the network provides over 5Tbps of capacity over its four primary routes between the West and Asia.