Monday, November 18, 2013

TeliaSonera International Carrier Expands its North American Network

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has added  11,500 fiber miles (18,400 km) to its North American network.  The addition adds fiber routes from Chicago to Miami and then back up the eastern seaboard to Reston, Virginia.

TSIC said its network expansion plans will enable it to reach to 44 American cities while providing diverse connection into South America.  The company cited 50 new enterprise accounts this year. Key customer segments include major Internet properties, gaming companies, content delivery networks, and large enterprises needing high-bandwidth across the TSIC global fiber network.

"Today’s end users want everything, anywhere, instantly. This expansion is about supporting that and the increasing interest for our offering in the Americas," says Erik Hallberg, President, TeliaSonera International Carrier. "In fact, it’s our largest network build-out in the Americas since our first US fiber investment in 2000. It strengthens our global backbone and demonstrates our commitment to be ready to carry the big ideas of tomorrow."

TSIC offers a full portfolio of transport, IP, international voice and IPX- based services with customers in 85 countries around the world.

“This build is a significant step and our customers will be able to take advantage of new opportunities that come from the expanded reach, increased diversity and optimized performance it delivers. It’s especially exciting for our fast-growing Latin American business” says Ivo Pascucci, Sales Director, Americas, TeliaSonera International Carrier Inc.

  • TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is using Infinera's DTN-X platform with Instant Bandwidth capability for its North American network.  TeliaSonera International Carrier was the first to deploy the DTN-X with Instant Bandwidth.  The DTN-X platform enables TSIC to offer its customers up to 100G bandwidth-on-demand across its North American fiber network, which spans 18,000 km and connects 35 PoPs in 23 cities.
  • In November 2011, TeliaSonera International Carrier and Infinera performed the world's first terabit trial in California based on DTN-X equipment.