Telia Carrier expands North American fibre network

Created July 17, 2019
Technologies and Products

Telia Carrier has expanded its North American network with the addition of two new diverse and “latency-optimised” DWDM routes between New Jersey and Northern Virginia. This includes metro expansions with additional points-of-presence (PoPs) in the Secaucus area to serve New Jersey and the greater New York area.

The build-out addresses growing demand for high-capacity services from the financial services sector as it migrates to New Jersey. Direct access to reliable internet connectivity and diverse high-speed 100G wavelength services that circumvent Manhattan are a prerequisite for companies looking to take advantage of cost-efficient power and land options in the area.

“Telia Carrier is committed to building a network that exceeds customer expectations with highly flexible and diverse route options,” said Staffan Göjeryd, CEO of Telia Carrier. “This particular addition ensures fast access between key data centres along the US East Coast and highlights our ongoing commitment to the North American market overall.”

The expanded network also provides the capability to extend to new submarine cable landing stations in Virginia and New Jersey. The new PoPs in Secaucus are running the latest generation of Infinera coherent ICE4 100G technology and enhance the local availability of high-speed IP transit, cloud connect, Ethernet and IPX services for operators, content providers and enterprises.

At the end of last year, Telia Carrier was again selected as a fibre “qualified supplier” by The Quilt, the US national coalition of non-profit regional research and education networks representing 900 institutions. As part of the agreement, Telia Carrier continues to provide its fibre backbone to The Quilt’s members.

Telia Carrier says it has 1,900 customers worldwide, now supported by over 280 PoPs across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation