Cable ONE scales up customer services with Telia Carrier

Created July 17, 2018
Rob Pulkownik, director of market development at Telia Carrier, said: "This deal highlights our ability to turn up capacity quickly, while also providing a global backbone capable of meeting demands both now and in the future."News and Business

Telia Carrier has signed a deal to deploy its IP Transit and backbone services at Cable ONE. The cable TV and broadband firm is using Telia to support growing customer demand across the 21 US states it operates in.

‎Supporting 800,000 customers, Cable ONE needed a flexible solution that would serve all its markets. With the IP Transit ports now in service, Cable ONE says it is laying the foundation for increased access to fibre capacity with the addition of 100G wavelength services on Telia Carrier’s global fibre backbone.

The optical wavelengths will provide dedicated, high-bandwidth network capacity and low latency. Combined with enhanced geographic diversity, resilient infrastructure and closer proximity to the edge, Cable ONE now says it is well placed to support the increasing needs of its customers.

“Connectivity and network performance were the two key evaluation requirements as we embarked on a search to find a transit and backbone provider for our nationwide network,” said Joel Prine, director of network architecture at Cable ONE.

“From order to delivery, Telia Carrier outlined a well-defined and concise process. It has been very responsive in meeting our needs – in one instance even delivering circuits within 14 days of ordering.”

Rob Pulkownik, director of market development at Telia Carrier, said: “This deal highlights our ability to turn up capacity quickly, while also providing a global backbone capable of meeting demands both now and in the future.”

Earlier this year, Telia Carrier started to support one of Sweden’s fastest growing hosting companies, GleSYS, to provide improved capacity and meet its future growth plans through its global backbone. GleSYS provides hosting and data centre services to over 4,000 customers in 70 countries.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.