Windstream Wholesale expands reach, capabilities via ConnectiviTree partnership

Aug. 3, 2023
New pact will expand Windstream Wholesale’s transport options and help ConnectiviTree establish a U.S. network footprint.

Windstream Wholesale has partnered with European-based ConnectiviTree, enabling new reach and network capabilities for both carriers.

For Windstream Wholesale, the provider can leverage access to the planned ConnectiviTree pan-European network and the more comprehensive ConnectiviTree Global Alliance Network. This partnership will allow Windstream to offer enhanced high-speed optical transport to their service provider partners and large enterprise customers, expanding their global services and enabling high-speed optical transport for the ConnectiviTree fiber network footprint in the United States.

Windstream Wholesale has a growing U.S. network presence, with multiple fiber construction builds underway, including the Beach Route, a new build from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida, of 864 count fiber and 651 route miles; CanAm2, another new build from New York City to Montreal of 432 count fiber and 455 route miles, and an extension of its T-Rock Express route from Tulsa to Little Rock, Arkansas, into Memphis for 432 count fiber and 472 route miles.

Through its Intelligent Converged Optical Network (ICON) provides open and disaggregated networking infrastructure, Windstream is enabling wholesale and enterprise technology customers to select unique custom routes, maintain operational insights with Windstream’s Network Intelligence functions, and place their networks closer to the edge to serve end-users better.

The provider’s long-haul optical networks that currently provide up to 400G wave services and will support 800G transmission in the future and cutting-edge, customer-facing connect portal combined with a radically transparent, fast & flexible mindset are the optimal addition to ConnectiviTree and their Global Alliance.

Windstream and ConnectiviTree see the agreement as having benefits.

John Nishimoto, senior vice president of products, marketing, and strategy at Windstream Wholesale, sees its relationship with ConnectiviTree as a way to bolster its reach and product portfolio. “Their product offering, and network will expand our premium services to customers internationally, including routes, options, and features not currently available.”

Likewise, ConnectiviTree said the alliance is a crucial piece it can add to its expansion playbook. “This fits very well into our network expansion and further leverages our pan-European core network build in support of our European customer sales channel base,” said Paul Cox, ConnectiviTree president and CEO. “We believe the Windstream ConnectiviTree alliance will unlock many emerging businesses, supporting a long-term relationship between our two rapidly moving companies.”

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Sean Buckley

Sean is responsible for establishing and executing the editorial strategies of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report across their websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products.

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