Bell and FirstLight serve up new 400G wavelength service routes

Nov. 14, 2023
The new pact offers businesses and carriers a link between Secaucus, NJ, Toronto, and Montréal. 

Bell Canada, in partnership with FirstLight Fiber, is serving up new unique 400G wavelength routes enabling triple redundancy (triversity) between Secaucus, NJ, Toronto and Montréal. The new service will be available in the first quarter of next year. 

Launched by Bell in April 2021, 400G wavelength technology delivers increased speeds and the capacity required by large cloud and data center providers, offering reliable, secure fiber-based networks for transporting voice, data, and video traffic. By adding triversity to its network capabilities, Bell can reliably offer resilient business continuity.

"With continued growth in data demand – particularly because of cloud technology and AI delivered by leading telecom networks like Bell Canada – we are excited to fortify Bell's extensive footprint further with these new routes, which will enable faster and more reliable data transport between the major hubs in Secaucus, Toronto, and Montréal,” said Ivan Mihaljevic, SVP, Bell Wholesale. 

Location is a key part of this pact.Secaucus, NJ has become a major data center hub with new growth and customer demand. Bell’s partnership with FirstLight will enable the telco to increase network resilience while fulfilling customers requirements for connectivity between Canada and the US. 

The new routes will terminate in Equinix's data center campus in Secaucus and will allow traffic flow into the US, fortifying the networks for Bell customers.

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