Telia Carrier Stretches Its California Muscles

April 27th, 2016 by · Leave a Comment

Telia Carrier, the newly re-branded international network arm of Teliasonera, is on the move again in North America and specifically out in California.  This morning they announced a metro upgrade and a new low latency longhaul route, both with the help of longtime vendor partner Infinera.

In the Bay Area, they have deployed Infinera's TM-Series gear to light up a 100Gbps metro ring hooking up the strategically important connection points.  If the blizzard of PRs is anything to judge by, Infinera's metro gear has been getting a lot of traction across a wide range of markets this past year.

Meanwhile, Telia Carrier is also bringing a new intercity route online between Silicon Valley and Los Angeles along the coast.  They've deployed Infinera's flagship DTN-X gear on that route, connecting  the big content sources of Northern California with the landing stations and entertainment vertical down in southern California.  Telia Carrier has been actively adding and lighting dark fiber in North America to augment its existing reach.

I was also interested to note the reference to the 2015 Baker's Dozen report put out by Dyn, formerly Renesys of course.  I had thought we might have seen the last of that annual snapshot of the IP backbone trade, but gladly welcome its return.  Telia's international backbone growth in the last few years now has them challenging Level 3's longtime dominance after passing NTT in 2014 and continuing the surge in 2015.

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