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Telia Carrier Sets Out to Improve the Integrity of the Internet Core

By Ken Briodagh September 17, 2019

According to a recent announcement, Telia Carrier has implemented RPKI, a technology designed to validate and secure critical route updates or BGP announcements on its global Internet backbone. The company says that BGP is the central nervous system of the Internet and RPKI can reduce the risk of accidental route leaks, or even hijacks, which can result in critical outages or fraudulent traffic manipulation.

Internet connectivity has become an indispensable part of our everyday lives and the networks at its core are more important than ever. Telia Carrier’s global Internet backbone, AS1299, is currently the world’s number one according to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings and its directly connected customer base accounts for nearly 60 percent of global Internet routes, according to the release.

“As the leading global Internet backbone, route stability is paramount and we encourage our network customers, peers and the Internet community, in general, to support the RPKI initiative by implementing it in their own networks,” said Jorg Dekker, Head of Internet Services, Telia Carrier. “We joined MANRS officially last year, and after extensive testing we’re confident that RPKI is sufficiently stable and secure to be rolled-out in our global network. We have already implemented RPKI filtering towards our peering partners and are currently extending this to our customer connections.”


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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