With new PoPs strategically located in the heart of Seoul, Epsilon’s on-demand network now extends into one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world
Singapore, 15th November 2022 – Epsilon Telecommunications (Epsilon), a KT Corp. subsidiary and leading global interconnectivity provider, has launched three points of presence (PoPs) to provide customers with direct access to South Korea. Strategically located in the heart of Seoul, Epsilon’s on-demand network now extends into one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world.
The PoPs are located in MokDong IDC 2, KINX Gasan IDC and KT Hyehwa. These new PoPs provide Epsilon’s customers with direct connectivity to South Korea’s digital infrastructure and ecosystems spanning data centres, cloud providers and Internet service providers. These connectivity services can be accessed on-demand via Infiny, Epsilon’s network as a service (NaaS) platform. The Infiny platform currently interconnects 280+ PoPs across Epsilon’s high-performance global network.
“We’re really pleased to be working with KT to launch our strategically located PoPs to support customers entering the South Korean market, as well as local customers seeking to expand beyond its borders,” said Michel Robert, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon Telecommunications. “We’ve also added additional cloud providers to our ecosystem including KT Cloud, KINX IXcloud, NHN Cloud and Naver Cloud, delivering greater options to customers for all their cloud needs – a great example of the continual evolution of our data services.”
Epsilon’s presence in KT MokDong IDC 2 and Asia’s largest carrier-neutral Internet Exchange (IX) KINX, enables customers to interconnect to domestic Internet Service Providers (ISPs), local cable television system operators (SOs) and Content Providers (CPs). Customers also gain direct access to leading global cloud providers including Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud, as well as local providers KT Cloud, KINX IXcloud, NHN Cloud, Naver Cloud, and Tencent Cloud. Epsilon is one of the few international providers offering connectivity to these local clouds.
“We’re excited to be working closely with Epsilon following on from last year’s acquisition. Epsilon’s NaaS platform Infiny and the new local PoPs are providing additional networking capabilities to our customers, with more opportunities for them to grow globally. On top of this, we’re able to welcome more of Epsilon’s customers into South Korea’s vibrant and fast-paced market,” said Mr. Hyebyung Min, Head of Enterprise Service DX Business Unit at KT Corp. “Customers have immediate access to local cloud providers as well as the leading global cloud providers within Epsilon’s network fabric. We’re working together to develop a strategy and solutions set that encompasses the needs of all our customers, both within and outside of South Korea.”
Since KT’s successful acquisition of Epsilon in September 2021, the companies have been collaborating to deliver new services to accelerate digital transformation for customers both locally and internationally. The addition of these three PoP locations is a great example of this collaboration to support the growth of Epsilon as part of the KT Group.
About Epsilon Telecommunications
Epsilon is a global interconnectivity provider that simplifies how businesses connect applications and data around the world and in the cloud. Its Network as a Service (NaaS) platform Infiny provides businesses with a suite of high-performance connectivity and communications services at the click-of-a-button.
Epsilon offers fully-managed connectivity services with automation, orchestration and a comprehensive approach to end-to-end service delivery, ensuring consistent and reliable connectivity to world’s leading data centres, clouds and internet exchanges. Its services are powered by a carrier-grade global backbone with extensive presence across the Asia-Pacific including Mainland China.
Epsilon is part of KT Corp. (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT), South Korea’s largest telecommunications company. It is headquartered in Singapore with offices in London and Sofia.
About KT Corporation (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT)
KT Corp., Korea’s largest telecommunications/IPTV/IDC service provider, re-established in 1981 under the Telecommunications Business Act, is leading the era of innovations in the world’s most connected country upon its 100% nationwide coverage and 13 hyperscale data centers.
In addition, KT has its international corporate entities or operations spanning Africa, Asia, Europe and the US with its 28 points of presence (Data and IP PoPs) in 12 countries globally and two international data centers backed by 20+ Tbps of capacity over eight international subsea cable systems, KT has invested, around the globe in order to provide end-to-end data transmission and IP access services to international customers.
The company is leading the 4th industrial revolution with high-speed wire/wireless network and new ICT technology. KT launched the world’s first nationwide commercial 5G network on April 3, 2019, after successfully showcasing the world’s first trial 5G services at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February 2018. This is another milestone in KT’s continuous efforts to deliver essential products and services as it aspires to be the number one ICT Company and People’s Company.
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