GTT completes network upgrades

16th May 2024
Caitlin Gittins

GTT Communications, a global provider of secure Cloud networking solutions for multinational organisations, has declared the successful implementation of cutting-edge IP networking technology across its backbone.

This upgrade allows customers to effortlessly augment port capacity from 400G to 800G, aligning with market trends such as AI, which continue to propel growth in data traffic volumes. Accessible via its AI-enabled network spanning six continents, this upgrade underscores GTT's commitment to meeting evolving connectivity demands.

Additionally, GTT has invested in expanding access to its global network footprint by establishing new Points-of-Presence (PoPs) and cloud interconnections. As a major player in the internet backbone landscape, GTT facilitates a substantial portion of the world's internet traffic to traverse its network privately. Notable investments at the network edge include:

  • Establishment of new PoPs across the United States and Turkey
  • Enhancements to GTT's Cloud Connect service, featuring new private connections directly to Microsoft Azure in the United States, Singapore, and Australia, as well as to Amazon Web Services in the United States, France, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Singapore
  • Upgrades to GTT's ten global scrubbing centres to speed up the identification of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and spoofing attacks. These upgrades incorporate mitigation devices with advanced inspection detection capabilities, ensuring 24/7 protection, supervised by GTT operations centres

“We are investing in our network to support the market’s growing demand for secure network capacity, by rapidly responding to the needs of customers located around the world while maintaining operational excellence,” explained George Kuzmanovski, COO, GTT. “Customer needs for networking connectivity are rapidly evolving driven by shifts in traffic patterns and volume growth. GTT is continually expanding to meet the demand for connecting people and machines to their data and applications where and when they need it.”

This global IP network upgrade facilitates more informed decision-making and traffic routing through telemetry, machine learning, and AI-enhanced resolution handling, bolstering AIOps with self-healing capabilities. These network enhancements have ushered in a smarter, faster, and more secure network architecture, consuming approximately 70% less energy per transported bit. Initiatives such as decommissioning legacy equipment have resulted in reduced rack space, thereby conserving electricity.


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