Arelion completes coast-to-coast U.S. network with Southwest fiber route

April 26, 2022
The opening of the route completes the fiber network service’s provider’s U.S. coast-to-coast network build, joining previous deployments eastward from Dallas, via Nashville, to Ashburn, VA.

Arelion (formerly Telia Carrier) says it has opened a new Southwest fiber route as part of its U.S. East-to-West Coast fiber network project. The route supplies multi-terabit capacity that links Dallas and El Paso to the West Coast through Phoenix, San Diego, and Los Angeles. The opening of the route completes the fiber network service’s provider’s U.S. coast-to-coast network build, joining previous deployments eastward from Dallas, via Nashville, to Ashburn, VA.

In addition to serving U.S. connectivity requirements, the fiber network expansion opens additional options to reach Mexico from access points in El Paso and San Diego.

The new fiber routes leverage an open photonic layer design based on what Arelion described as “high-capacity enhanced-reach coherent DWDM” to enhance flexibility and commercial and supply chain optimization (see "Telia Carrier to deploy Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent technology"). The network will support delivery of such offerings as IP Transit, Cloud Connect, DDoS Mitigation, Ethernet, and IPX services.

“This deployment is an ongoing execution of Arelion’s initiative to address customer demand and connect tier one markets and growing edge markets across the country,” said Art Kazmierczak, director of business and network development at Arelion. “By building an open system we are committed to providing a network that is flexible, automated, and scales efficiently. Our new routes add diversity in metro regions to connect cloud availability zones with direct access into hyperscale data center campuses in addition to legacy carrier interconnection points.”

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