Top 10: Data Centre Connectivity & Carrier Companies

Data Centre Magazine considers some of the leading connectivity and carrier companies committed to boosting enterprise digital transformation opportunities

With the rising demand for new technologies like AI, connectivity and carrier companies ensure greater interconnection between multiple data centre colocation providers. Network-neutral data centres exist all over the world and vary in size and power. 

The data centre networking market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.53% by 2030, bringing the overall revenue to US$38.33bn. As a result, businesses are having to look for new and innovative ways to better process data.

With this in mind, Data Centre Magazine considers some of the leading carrier companies that seek to improve connectivity for their customers. 

10. Console Connect

Console Connect offers high-performance connectivity between devices, applications, clouds, offices, enterprise locations and data centres. It provides a wide range of connectivity services as part of its business, which includes a network-as-a-service (NaaS) platform, offering the ability to seamlessly connect between more than 900 data centre locations worldwide.

With data centre locations across continents like North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Console Connect offers a high-performance network that enables its customers to expand their global reach and their digital ecosystems. 

9. Arelion

Arelion works to connect the world's largest network operators and content providers via its global fibre backbone. Having worked to keep the world connected for nearly three decades, its 75,000km fibre backbone spans North America, Europe and Asia. 

Arelion offers data centre services that include cloud connect, ethernet wavelengths, to name a few. With its IP services, the company provides unlimited access to the global Internet network, in addition to diverse points of presence (PoPs) that offer high-bandwidth, low latency backhaul solutions for datacenters and IXPs. 


With its data centre business having been acquired by Vantage Data Centers (Digital Bridge) in 2021, PCCW operated nine data centres in Hong Kong, China, and Malaysia. The company now strives to expand global connectivity by delivering high quality and cost effective solutions worldwide.

The company’s worldwide IPX network serves to provide coverage that reaches more than 800 mobile operators around the world. With a wide portfolio of data and voice products, PCCW aims to offer innovative solutions to meet changing global demands and challenges facing multinational businesses.

7. Orange Marine

Orange Marine is a well-experienced figure in submarine telecommunications, from initial design and engineering, to the installation of intercontinental and regional links, in addition to cable maintenance.

The company has installed more than 230,000km of fibre optic submarine cable systems across the world’s oceans. Thanks to its extensive track record in telecommunication cable installation and maintenance, Orange Marine provides power cable installation in renewable markets, including cable lay, cable pull-in, cable shore-end, burial, pre-commissioning and associated maintenance services.

6. Megaport

Megaport offers a wide global coverage, offering more than 700 Megaport-enabled data centres, 240 interconnects and 100 unique operators. Its setup is designed to help create connections between data centres to unlock powerful use cases for future-proofing businesses.

The company allows customers to connect between endpoints both nationally and internationally. As a result, it makes it easier to move mission-critical workloads and ensure that data is backed up and supported in multiple regions. It recently partnered with OneNeck IT Solutions to better connect data centres.

5. Commscope

Commscope offers innovative data centre solutions for enterprises, as it aims to deliver a high performance efficiency and agility to power businesses into meeting future demands of new technologies. 

The company is able to offer infrastructure that enhances the delivery of new applications and minimises the cost upgrades comprising its comprehensive portfolios of fibre and copper structured cabling. Currently, it serves segments such as hyperscale and multi-tenant data centre facilities to help its customers tackle evolving fast-evolving data centre infrastructure needs.

4. Ciena

Ciena combines highly scalable and programmable infrastructure with intelligent software and automation. This is so that it can create a dynamic pool of resources for on-demand cloud and data centre interconnect (DCI) applications.

With nearly 30 years of experience, the company works to build, operate and improve data centre networks to make networks more agile and adaptive. Additionally, its DCI solutions leverage field-proven coherent optical technologies to carry mission-critical traffic. Its mission-critical network aims to deliver business success, allowing its customers to keep pace with changing business challenges. 

3. HPE Aruba Networking (formerly Aruba Networks)

HPE Aruba Networking is a California-based security and networking subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The company exists to simplify data centre architecture, enhance performance, reduce costs and extend Zero Trust closer to critical applications.

Additionally, HPE Aruba Networking meets the evolving data centre campus needs of its customers by working to simplify operations with automation, improved analytics and ‘always-on’ infrastructure. With these solutions, customers can better evolve their data centre networks to make their data centre facilities more unified.

2. Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks’ data centre solutions are some of the fastest and most flexible, when it comes to businesses deploying high-performance networks and more simple ways to operate with IT. 

The company works to help its customers modernise and automate their data centre infrastructure, as well as offering its own comprehensive end-to-end solutions that customers can deploy within their own networks.

In January 2024, the company unveiled an industry-first AI native networking platform to deliver better user experiences and lower operational costs for data centres. The platform is designed to better leverage AI and assure that every connection is reliable, measurable and secure for every device and user.

1. EXA Infrastructure

With a focus on making digital growth effortless and sustainable, EXA Infrastructure works to fuel new opportunities for its clients. Providing them with access to new markets, new audiences and new possibilities, the company is one of the most trusted partners for hyperscale services.

The company’s extensive terrestrial and subsea fibre network aims to provide connectivity and serves huge digital platforms. It offers low latency between North America and Europe, enabling leading industries like gaming and finance to benefit from secure connectivity services.

Having recently been focused on expansion efforts, the company is keen to diversify its network, having connected Sicily to mainland Italy and upgrading its Janna cable system, in addition to a submarine route connecting Palermo to Genoa.


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