Telia Carrier has invested further into it North American infrastructure, adding some new dark fiber assets on a key route connecting the south and the southeast. The international arm of Sweden-based Telia has been steadily expanding its reach and diversity across the US over time, which has led inevitably to an appetite for fiber on key routes.
The new dark fiber extends eastward from Dallas to Memphis and Nashville, an important route that creates a set of three new mesh options. From Nashville it connects up with the company’s recent buildout from Atlanta to Ashburn via Chattanooga and the Appalachian route. It also enables a link back to the northwest up to the Midwest, providing a diverse Dallas-Chicago link. The new infrastructure has been lit with the latest DWDM gear, enabling Telia to offer a full stack of transport options.
Telia Carrier is the only major European-based network operator whose US fiber footprint withstood the dotcom crash. The company’s original Viking fiber network in the US was built off of fiber IRUs back in the late 90s that still underpin its US footprint. Others have obviously returned in some form, but generally at higher levels of the network. Telia’s other fiber route from Dallas to Atlanta follows a more southerly route from Houston.
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