Telia Carrier has announced a pair of network expansions in the U.S. The fiber-optic network services provider has opened a new diverse and latency-optimized DWDM route between Ashburn, VA, and Atlanta, GA, via Chattanooga, TN. The company also says it has opened a point-of-presence (PoP) delivering multi-terabit capacity at the NJFX cable landing station (CLS) colocation campus in Wall, NJ.
The new southern route is part of an ongoing expansion of Telia Carrier’s North American footprint, including new metro networks in Northern Virginia and Atlanta. The new route, a response to what Telia Carrier describes as growing demands for capacity and route diversity between the two end points, connects Ashburn on a new diverse western route via Charlottesville, Roanoke, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, with routing options to either Nashville or Atlanta. Telia Carrier says it also has deployed metro network rings to provide access to additional data centers in Ashburn and Reston, VA, and Atlanta.
“We consistently hear from our customers that they need more diversity on routes between major North American cities. This protects against service interruption, which is essential for a first-rate customer experience in today’s competitive markets. This new expansion in the South East offers flexibility on several levels and lays the groundwork for future route investments in North America,” explained Staffan Göjeryd, CEO, Telia Carrier. “We’re committed to delivering a customer experience second-to-none. By adding new routes between Tier 1 cities and connectivity into Tier 2-3 markets on the way, we underpin this commitment with tangible network enhancements to serve both new and existing customers.”
Meanwhile, the NJFX PoP provides inbound access to Telia Carrier’s North American network and outbound access to such submarine cable systems as the Havfrue/AEC-2 subsea cable system for connections to Europe and Seabras-1 submarine cable system with direct routes into South America.
“We designed our architecture at NJFX to support high capacity and huge demand ahead for expanded network reach and resiliency,” said Göjeryd. “At the NJFX CLS, we offer maximum flexibility and extensions into the rest of the Telia Carrier global network and tying it into the recently announced expansion of the East Coast corridor where we added two new routes between New Jersey and Northern Virginia.”
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