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Windstream Wholesale to expand its core network to support international traffic

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Windstream Wholesale says that it will expand its core network into NJFX’s international landing station in Wall Township, NJ.

The expansion will add capacity to Ashburn, Virginia, Newark, New York City as well as other major data centre markets.

"This buildout with its connections to Wall Township, NJ, will provide enterprises, international carriers and content providers fast access from our coast-to-coast network to major subsea cable systems,” said Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president of Wholesale at Windstream Enterprise and Wholesale. “Our network expansion strategy also includes easy access to other international networks through our links in Texas and South Florida and to Asia Pacific cable systems on the West Coast."

The expanded core network will use Infinera’s DTN-X to create express routes to these locations resulting in better latency and network scalability. This in turn results in improved performance and savings for Windstream Wholesale customers.  Build out of these expanded core networks is due to begin in Q4 2018.

Infinera recently closed its acquisition of Coriant, making it one of the larges vertically integrated optical network equipment providers in the world.

"Innovation is the heart of our business, and our partnership with Windstream Wholesale is an example of how we can help companies respond more quickly to bandwidth demands and ensure their customers stay ahead of the competition," said Dr Dave Welch, Infinera co-founder, chief strategy and technology officer and director.

Windstream Enterprise & Wholesale offers a suite of network and communications solutions which include: wavelengths, Ethernet solutions, dedicated internet access, Wholesale SD-WAN, proprietary OfficeSuite white label and cloud SIP and PRI.

The news comes in line with a previous announcement made by Windstream back in August when the company announced that it had boosted the capacity along its US route from NJFX’s purpose-built Tier 3 carrier neutral colocation campus.

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