Windstream Wholesale says it will overlay an express route on its current fiber-optic network route that links Dallas and Atlanta. The new fiber route, one of several such overbuilds the company plans across its long-haul core fiber network, will enable express capabilities through intermediate add/drop locations on the existing infrastructure as well as increased capacity up to 48 Tbps.
The overbuild will leverage Infinera’s (NASDAQ:INFN) fourth generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) on fielded DTN-X platforms as well as deployment of the company’s FlexILS line system. Windstream completed the deployment of this optical transmission technology in the third quarter of this year.
“This route overlay is but one segment of a larger technology upgrade of strategic routes in the network,” said Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president of Windstream Wholesale. “By incorporating the FlexILS technology into our most popular and highest-demand routes, Windstream Wholesale is deploying our next-generation core long-haul network to provide our customers with additional bandwidth while continuing to improve the current high-quality, low-latency services on this route.”
Windstream will use the network upgrade to support the delivery of Wavelengths, Ethernet Solutions and Dedicated Internet Access services. Windstream Enterprise & Wholesale also offers complementary network and communications services to its wholesale and resale customers, including SD-WAN Wholesale, proprietary OfficeSuite White Label, and Cloud SIP and PRI.
The company is a longstanding Infinera customer (see, for example, "Windstream, Infinera partner for wavelength transport service expansion" and, most recently, "Windstream adds L-Band option to fiber network via Infinera C+L Solution").
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