Telehouse Picks Ribbon to Power its Metro Connect Offer

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Ribbon Communications Inc., a global provider of real time communications software and IP optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, has announced that Telehouse, one of Europe’s leading colocation data center providers, has selected Ribbon’s Apollo solution to power its flagship Metro Connect offer.

“Ribbon prioritized our needs by offering a combination of advanced technological capabilities and a customized, turnkey installation of their solution,” said Sami Slim, Telehouse France Deputy Director. “Our business customers can now maximize cost efficiencies by hosting their IT infrastructures in our suburban data center and enjoy high speed, reliable, low latency connectivity to our central Paris TH2 connectivity hub, one of the world’s top 5 most connected data centers.”

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Ribbon’s advanced solution leverages its high-performance programmable TM1200 and TM1200E muxponder cards on Apollo 9603 and 9608 platforms, providing optimized transport for 100GbE and 400GbE clients. Based on two redundant fiber links, with a failover of less than 50ms in the event of an outage, this enables Telehouse to guarantee its customers 99.999% service availability.

“Telehouse needed a provider who could deliver security and operational excellence when connecting to its TH2 Connectivity hub, which provides direct access to more than 750 global ISP operators,” said Steve McCaffery, Ribbon’s Executive Vice President of Sales, APAC and EMEA. “We’re delighted to be working with them and helping to fuel their continued success.”

Ribbon Communications delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally.

Telehouse has been providing hosting services in Europe since 1988, and for more than 20 years in France. It meets the physical hosting needs of more than 1,000 companies from various economic sectors such as telecoms, IT, finance, luxury goods, automotive and energy.

With more than 46 data centers worldwide, including three in Paris, Telehouse is a branch of the KDDI group, the leading Asian international telecom operator ranked among the 300 largest companies in the world.