Telia Carrier expands US southeast network

Telia Carrier expands US southeast network


Telia Carrier has expanded its network in the southeast US with new, diverse and latency-optimised routes to connect existing investments in Dallas, Texas; Ashburn, Virginia; and Atlanta, Georgia (pictured).

The continued expansion of Telia Carrier’s North American network is intended to meet the growing demand for additional diversity and capacity, especially for businesses that need a direct local connection to cloud providers in the region.

“We consistently hear from our customers that they need more diversity in routes between major markets. This protects against interruptions in service, which is essential to customer experience in today’s competitive markets. This new expansion offers flexibility on several levels and lays the groundwork for future route investments in North America,” said Art Kazmierczak, Telia Carrier’s director of business and network development.

“We’re committed to the needs of our customers, so continuing our program of adding new routes between Tier 1 cities and providing connectivity at scale in Tier 2-3 edge markets along those routes is key to that strategy,” Kazmierczak continued.

Telia Carrier has also invested in metro network infrastructure to provide seamless access to additional data centers in the dynamic growth area of Dallas.

New routes

Telia Carrier expanded its fibre backbone to connect Dallas on a new diverse east-west route via Memphis to Nashville.

In combination with the previously announced new route (from Ashburn via Chattanooga to Atlanta) this route addition provides three new meshing options available to Telia Carrier customers in the Southeast for high availability and terabit scale capacity:

  • Dallas to Ashburn (via Nashville/Chattanooga)

  • Dallas to Chicago (via Nashville/Indianapolis)

  • Dallas to Atlanta (via Nashville/Chattanooga)

The expanded southeastern route will deliver capacity to content, application and cloud providers as well as underserved populations in the region, by leveraging new fibre that was already laid as part of focused efforts to boost rural connectivity, particularly in the southern regions of the US.

The new route uses the latest generation of high-capacity enhanced-reach coherent DWDM technology and an open photonic layer to increase the local availability of high-speed wavelength, IP Transit, cloud connect, ethernet and IPX services for operators, content providers and enterprises alike.

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