Telia Carrier expands with 100G NYC - Chicago fibre route

05 April 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Telia Carrier has expanded the reach of its global backbone in the US by adding a new fibre route from New York City to Chicago.

Increasing traffic requirements are putting pressure on service and cloud providers, and the content delivery networks. The new express route further diversifies the wholesale carrier's network and provides enhanced 100G+ service options to carriers, content and cloud providers in New York, Chicago and the United States as a whole.

"Telia Carrier prides itself on customer centricity and our network is designed to support the needs of our customers, bringing tangible ‘Power to the User’,” said Stephen Hartman, head of sales of the North Americas Region at Telia Carrier.

“By shortening the route from Chicago to New York, we can meet burgeoning market demand for high capacity, lower latency services throughout the region. Moreover, we are able improve transport to the West Coast and stay ahead of ever-increasing backbone traffic requirements” 

The diversity of Telia Carrier’s offerings enables the wholesale carrier to add routing options and points of presence (PoPs) in the New Jersey/New York region, shortening the network path and improving latency.

Additionally, the global wholesale carrier uses the latest in next-generation, coherent 100G-ready equipment and modulation formats to provide fast delivery and service turn-up, optimising the overall customer experience. The new route also improves the efficiency of existing routes, including New York - San Francisco and New York - Denver.

The news comes a few weeks after Telia Carrier announced that the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Facebook had completed a successful trial of 100G and 200G using Voyager gear on its 1,089km Stockholm to Hamburg route.