CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) isn't waiting any longer, and today jumped on the 100G bandwagon. They are now offering 100G Ethernet Wavelengths across their US footprint plus Singapore and London. Further expansion of the upgrade internationally is planned for early 2013. Connectivity to its cloud offerings over at Savvis are also in the works for Q1.
We haven't heard all that much from CenturyLink on the 100G front, but apparently they've been working on the transition for a couple years now. Since they just closed the Qwest purchase 18 months ago, that means it was probably underway then -- at least in terms of planning etc. I don't know what gear they are using, anyone?
I'm still listening for more information on the supposed merger rumors between CenturyLink and tw telecom, but lately there have been nothing but echoes. But neither would seem to have a need to rush anything, regardless, and the most likely case is that it was just one of many conversations the two (and others) have had that didn't come to anything. We'll see.
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