GTS Central Europe, a leading provider of integrated telecoms solutions and data centre services in central and eastern Europe, has reported reaching the milestone of 15,000 buildings connected to its fibre and radio networks. Since end-2010 the regional operator has invested more than EUR30 million (USD39 million) into its network expansion, resulting in net new connections of 1,300 on-net buildings in 2012 alone. GTS Central Europe says that the underlying drivers are ‘increasing bandwidth demand for data services and higher service levels as more customers rely on GTS for mission-critical applications’.
According to GTS’s chief technical officer Ignacio Irurita, the carrier’s metro network connects commercial buildings to its regional fibre-optic network that currently spans the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. He adds: ‘Having deeper coverage allows us to deliver more solutions and better quality of service to meet the demanding requirements of our customers. More buildings mean more customers able to receive our fast growing Ethernet service and innovative unified communications and collaboration solutions’.
GTS boasts an expansive network in the central and eastern Europe region covering over 26,000 route kilometres with 7,500 route kilometres in major metropolitan markets. Customers can choose from a full portfolio of connectivity, data centre and cloud computing solutions to support their business needs. It also has 13 data centres throughout the region.