Telia Carrier launches new Ashburn to Atlanta Route

Telia Carrier launches new Ashburn to Atlanta Route

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Telia Carrier has added a new diverse and latency-optimised DWDM route in the US, between its existing infrastructure in Ashburn, Virginia, and Atlanta, Georgia, via Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The news comes a part of the company’s wider expansion plans for its North American network, which includes new metro networks in Northern Virginia and Atlanta, providing flexible connections to data centres in both cities.

The company has seen much demand for additional diversity and capacity between Northern Virginia and Atlanta. In response to this, Telia Carrier has expanded its fibre backbone to connect Ashburn on a new diverse western route via Charlottesville, Roanoke, Knoxville and Chattanooga, with routing options to either Nashville or Atlanta. The resiliency offered with the new route is unique in this region and provides three North/South options available to Telia Carrier customers along the East Coast.

“We consistently hear from our customers that they need more diversity on routes between major North American cities. This protects against service interruption, which is essential for a first-rate customer experience in today’s competitive markets. This new expansion in the South East offers flexibility on several levels and lays the groundwork for future route investments in North America,” said Staffan Göjeryd, CEO, Telia Carrier. “We’re committed to delivering a customer experience second-to-none. By adding new routes between Tier 1 cities and connectivity into Tier 2-3 markets on the way, we underpin this commitment with tangible network enhancements to serve both new and existing customers.”

In addition, Telia Carrier has also invested in metro network rings to provide access to additional data centres in the dynamic growth areas of Ashburn and Reston, Virginia, and Atlanta, Georgia.

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