Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CenturyLink Upgrades to 100G

CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S., completed a 100 Gbps upgrade of its nationwide network.  The carrier can now deliver dedicated 100 Gigabit Ethernet Optical Wavelength Service to enterprise and wholesale businesses in more than 50 metropolitan locations across the United States. CenturyLink also recently deployed 100 Gbps in Singapore and London, with more international cities planned for early 2013.

CenturyLink said it plans additional network capabilities to be deployed in early 2013, including connectivity to Savvis cloud, hosting and colocation services, data centers and customer business locations. Savvis, which is a CenturyLink company, provides cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises.

"Responding to the increasing broadband demands and supporting new business applications is a priority for us, which is why we began the transition to 100 Gbps a couple of years ago," said Pieter Poll, CenturyLink senior vice president of national and international network planning, engineering and construction. "These speed and capacity improvements will provide customer services that deliver fully managed, end-to-end optical networks designed to meet the specific needs of banks and financial institutions, government agencies, enterprises, carriers and Internet service providers."

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