Founded in 1999, Cogent is a network service provider headquartered in Washington, North America. They leverage their global Tier-1 optical IP backbone, which provides connectivity to over 48 countries with over 3,000 PoPs. Their offices are in North America, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Spain, France, Sweden and Singapore. The company can cater for small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and large global corporations, as well as net-centric companies such as service providers. Cogent has been consistently ranked as one of the top 5 networks in the world. Cogent’s clients currently include 80 percent of the top 100 US law firms, top financial institutions and major stock exchanges. Cogent was ranked №1 amongst US competitive providers for Ethernet services in concurrent years between 2017 and 2020.
Cogent has announced a definitive agreement to acquire T-Mobile’s Wireline Business. The acquisition of the Wireline Business will allow Cogent to leverage the legacy Sprint US long-haul network as an owned network asset. It will complement and eventually function as a replacement for Cogent’s current leased network. This network change will allow Cogent to offer a broader product set to new and existing customers, expanding its product portfolio to include optical wave transport services. This acquisition will consist of more than 40 data centres and is expected to close in the second half of 2023.