11 July 2018
| James Pearce
Telia Carrier has announced that Cable ONE, a US based cable company, will deploy its IP transit and backbone services as it looks to support growing customer demand across 21 US states.
Arizona-based Cable One has around 800,000 customers,
offering high-speed internet, cable television and telephone
services. It has agreed to take up IP transit services through
the addition of 100G wavelength services on Telia
Carrier’s global fibre backbone.
Telia Carrier’s backbone was the first to be
100G-enabled in both North America and Europe, and is ranked
number one according to Dyn Research. The optical wavelengths
taken by Cable ONE will provide dedicated, high-bandwidth
network capacity and low latency, said Telia Carrier.
"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, Cable
"From order to delivery, Telia Carrier outlined a
well-defined and concise process. Telia Carrier has been very
responsive in meeting our needs—in one instance even
delivering circuits within 14 days of ordering. Today, we are
making optimal use of our network resources to establish
connections that underscore our commitment to create more
customer value in the markets we serve."
For Telia Carrier, Cable ONE becomes the latest company to
take up use of its backbone, with both Pilot and Swedish
hosting and data centre services company, GleSYS, both
announced as partners earlier this year.
The carrier enables worldwide connectivity by connecting
more than 265 points of presence (PoPs) across Europe, North
America, Asia, and the Middle East including over 80 PoPs in
North America alone. I has already added new points of presence
in Mexico, Rome and Serbia this year, with more to come,
according to CEO Staffan Göjeryd when he spoke to Capacity
"Businesses today demand the highest-quality online
experience to best serve their customers. Cable ONE understands
this and is committed to providing those consumers with the
highest-speed, most-resilient, dedicated bandwidth," said Rob
Pulkownik, director of market development, Telia Carrier,
"The fact that Cable ONE chose Telia Carrier to deliver our
services to meet these demands highlights our ability to turn
up capacity quickly, while also providing a global backbone
capable of meeting their demands now and in the future.
We’re committed to partnering with Cable ONE to
help them better serve their customers."