We’re pleased to announce the addition of a second Frankfurt POP to Fastly’s network. In addition to providing more capacity and redundancy to our CDN in Central and Eastern Europe, the Frankfurt POP gives us the opportunity to leverage new switching technology to drive more 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports in our network.
Frankfurt is a key connection hub for Central and Eastern Europe. Large global backbone providers such as NTT Global IP Network and Telia Carrier extend their reach into countries like Poland, Austria, Hungary, and Bulgaria via their major network hubs in Frankfurt. Given our tight alignment to these networks, expanding our Frankfurt presence amplifies capacity to this region, which provides additional support for network maintenance in Germany, helps us maintain consistent performance profiles, and reinforces protection against outages.
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