February 25, 2021

Tele2 IoT Launches Cybersecurity Product on Platform Equinix®

Tele2 IoT expands portfolio with "Private Interconnect", in collaboration with Equinix

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — February 25, 2021 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world’s digital infrastructure company, today announced that Swedish network provider, Tele2, has launched a new IoT security product, utilising Platform Equinix. The resulting service, Private Interconnect, offers a new level of security for Tele2 IoT customers who can now evolve their security solution by connecting to Equinix Fabric™.

A robust cybersecurity strategy is paramount for the successful provision and adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). This has become even more pronounced during the global lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet this challenge, Tele2 is providing dedicated fiber for IoT customers with high security requirements, enabling customers to harness the power of scalable high-performance, low-latency interconnection at the digital edge.

With cybersecurity fears abound, the Equinix 2019-20 Global Tech Trends Survey found 4 out of 10 (42%) global IT leaders rely on interconnection to improve security. Leveraging an interconnection platform such as Platform Equinix allows for control of business communication through traffic exchange points, with local private data repositories and multicloud application and services integration.

Private Interconnect allows Tele2 customers to move their data to their own dedicated fiber connections. By simplifying both regional and global private connectivity between partners, providers and users of IoT ecosystems, enterprises can now establish private connections from anywhere in the world in a matter of minutes.

As companies in all industries strive to transform through technology, interconnection will be crucial for long-term development, and this new combined solution can provide a digital advantage for customers who seek a secure and international interconnected IoT service.

Highlights/Key Facts

  • The Equinix 2019-20 Global Tech Trends Survey found almost 6 out of 10 (59%) of the digital leaders that responded globally considered data leaks and cyberattacks to be a real risk to their organisation, with 45% in Sweden citing improving their organisation’s cybersecurity as a key priority for their IT strategy.
  • Equinix Fabric directly, securely and dynamically connects distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems on Platform Equinix, enabling enterprises to bypass the public Internet and achieve more secure and predictable performance.
  • With Tele2 IoT’s deployment on Platform Equinix, customers have secure access to a global ecosystem of ~10,000 companies, 1,800+ network providers and 2,900+ cloud & IT providers. In Sweden alone, more than 220 companies colocate with Equinix in order to connect to business partners and customers across their digital supply chains.


  • Maria Sundvall, Managing Director, Sweden, Equinix:
    “Cyberthreats are becoming ever more prevalent as the number of user devices and cloud resources increase. It is vital therefore that companies solve for distributed security risks. It is great to see Tele2 leverage interconnection to provide customers with a way to address cybersecurity risks. Whatever we can do to help enterprises with this challenge, we will.”
  • Cyril Deschanel, CEO, Tele2 IoT:
    Adding Private Interconnect to our 2ACCESS family completes our solution, making it relevant for customers where security really matters. Working in partnership with the best vendor of interconnection services makes our portfolio stronger, and we know customers are demanding this.”

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