Lumen offers 400G IP transit ports

April 25, 2023
Expansion of the Lumen High Speed IP (HSIP) Service offering with 400G ports will improve efficiency for its content provider, hyperscaler, ISP, and wholesale and gaming company customers, the service provider says.

As part of its overall implementation of 400G capabilities on its network, Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) says it has implemented 400G IP transit ports across its Tier 1 internet backbone network in the U.S. and EMEA. Expansion of the Lumen High Speed IP (HSIP) Service offering with 400G ports will improve efficiency for its content provider, hyperscaler, ISP, and wholesale and gaming company customers, the service provider says.

Lumen currently offers the HSIP Service with 400G ports in eight markets. The company plans to add such capabilities in at least 12 additional major markets throughout the U.S. and EMEA this year, with more following in 2024.

"We continue to capitalize on our network strength and deliver the services that are so important to our customers," said Andrew Dugan, Lumen’s CTO. "Businesses that need IP transit are looking for efficient global internet routes connecting where data is and where it needs to go. Lumen's highly peered AS3356 network can connect internet traffic sources and destinations with minimal network hops. Combining Lumen's 400G transit ports with our 400G wavelengths well positions us in the IP transit market for delivering ultra-high bandwidth connections."

The 400G HSIP Service follows the addition of 400G wavelength capabilities on Lumen’s U.S. and European infrastructures (see “Lumen to add 6 million fiber miles on intercity network” and “Lumen brings 400G services to Europe”).

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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