Telia Carrier says it has opened a new fiber cable route that runs from Zurich, Switzerland, to Strasbourg, France, via Basel, Switzerland. The new route enables a shorter path and lower latency between Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich, according to the fiber-optic network services provider. The addition of a new point of presence (PoP) and metro fiber-optic cable in Zurich also enables routing options that improve connectivity to and from Milan, Italy and Marseilles, France, Telia Carrier asserts.
The wholesale service provider says the new infrastructure responds to increasing demand for high-capacity fiber infrastructure and 100G+ services in Zurich from over-the-top (OTT) content providers and large-scale web hosting companies. As the previous paragraph implies, the new PoP and fiber in Zurich also can help Telia Carrier offer services and routing options to and from other locales as well. The new route provides reliability and hardened security on a unique right-of-way with the fiber buried deep underground, Telia Carrier adds.
"As demand for OTT and cloud-based services continues to rise, service providers will need agile connectivity options for delivering their services. The new network path between Frankfurt and Zurich provides the highest capacity route across a shorter distance available in the region and gives content providers the infrastructure needed to drastically improve latency with a secure connection," said Christoph Lannert, regional sales director for Telia Carrier.
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