We are excited to announce the opening of new points of presence (PoPs) for our Edge Network to better serve six different regions, operating from the cities of Athens (Greece), Port Louis (Mauritius), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Kampala (Uganda), Belgrade (Serbia), and Tbilisi (Georgia).
We continuously strive to provide our customers with faster and more reliable content delivery, regardless of location. The addition of these new PoPs to our Edge Network will enhance the user experience for end-users accessing our clients’ services from different regions worldwide.
We decided to establish one of our latest points of presence in Athens, Greece. The decision was based on Athens’ prime location as Greece’s capital and largest city.
In January 2022, there were 8.50 million internet users in Greece, representing an impressive internet penetration rate of 82.2% of the total population. To provide customers with access to this growing audience, we have strategically chosen to establish our new point of presence in Athens, the heart of Greece. According to the latest data, Greece’s digital landscape is expanding rapidly, with an increasing number of people using the internet. This makes Athens a perfect location to enhance our network and offer our customers better services.
With the opening of the new PoP, we significantly improved our Edge Network’s ability to reduce latency in the region.
Our Serbian point of presence is based in Belgrade, which has recently become the home of our new office. Placing this PoP in this area will result in reduced latency and improved speed of content delivery throughout the whole region. With this new PoP, we continue to enhance our leadership in Europe.
At the beginning of 2023, Serbia had an internet penetration rate of 84% of the total population, with 6.06 million internet users. To give our customers better access to this audience, we have established a new point of presence in Belgrade, Serbia. This will enable us to offer minimal latency access to the Edge Network in the region, resulting in improved content delivery speeds.
Tbilisi, Georgia, became the home for our next new PoP.
Georgia, and Tbilisi in particular, are currently experiencing significant growth in digital services. According to the data from Digital 2023 Georgia, the country has 2.86 million internet users, which accounts for 76.4% of the total population. With such impressive figures, we identified this market’s immense potential and established a new point of presence for our Edge Network in Tbilisi. This development will enable our customers to reach this growing audience quickly and efficiently, enhancing the overall content delivery speed in the region.
Port Louis (Mauritius)
Another Edge Network PoP has been established in Port Louis, Mauritius.
At the start of 2023, Mauritius had 878,000 internet users, which accounts for 67% of the country’s population. We have opened a new point of presence in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. This new PoP helps us strengthen our position in the African continent and further expand our regional network coverage. Because of its implementation, we have already significantly reduced Edge Network latency in Port Louis, specifically, and across all of Mauritius.
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Continuing our expansion of coverage in Africa, the next stop is Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
In Burkina Faso, there were 4.96 million internet users as of January 2023, and this number is steadily increasing. We’re confident that this value will continue to grow steadily, and we want our customers to take advantage of working in this fast-growing market. To help accomplish this goal, we opened a new PoP in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. This move has considerably reduced Edge Network latency in the country.
Another new point of presence in Africa is located in Kampala, Uganda.
In January 2022, Uganda had 11.77 million internet users (24.6% of the country’s population), which is expected to grow in the coming years. The analysis suggests that the number of internet users in Uganda increased by 1.3 million (+2.9%) between 2022 and 2023. To provide our customers better access to the Ugandan market and further expand their business opportunities in this region, we opened a new PoP in Kampala, reducing Edge Network latency throughout the country.
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In conclusion, we are excited to announce the opening of these new PoPs for our Edge Network in Athens, Port Louis, Ouagadougou, Kampala, Belgrade, and Tbilisi. The new PoPs will improve our customers’ performance and user experience regardless of location. We are constantly expanding our services to make them more convenient and efficient for our clients worldwide, with ongoing developments in regions such as Africa and Europe.