Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) is significantly increasing its network capacity across the Atlantic Ocean by adding a new on-net route utilizing the Google Dunant subsea cable system between Richmond, Virginia and Paris, France – to help meet the growing demand for more data flow and online content between the United States and Europe.
The Dunant trans-Atlantic cable connects Virginia’s thriving data center corridor with Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez on the French Atlantic coast. On the Dunant system, the new Lumen route would provide options for diversity, latency, and bespoke routing assurances.
According to Lumen, this will provide international companies and wholesalers with a safe and varied trans-Atlantic network alternative that connects to Lumen’s worldwide 450,000 route fiber mile network.
“We’re in an era of ‘more’. The need for more online content, more applications and more cloud services between continents won’t diminish anytime soon,” said Laurinda Pang, Lumen President, Global Customer Success. “That’s why this subsea infrastructure is so important. The capacity Lumen will be offering on the Dunant subsea cable can be scaled to meet increased customer broadband demands for years to come. With our comprehensive trans-Atlantic subsea portfolio, customers will enjoy diverse routes, low latency and a connection to one of the most interconnected and deeply peered networks in the world.”
Providing Virginia Data Center Hub with European gateway
The establishment of a new undersea route would give a direct and efficient connectivity to Europe, particularly Paris and Frankfurt, for the greater Washington, D.C. data center corridor. Lumen recently announced the extension of its European fiber network, bolstering its service capabilities in France, Switzerland, and Spain.
For more than 20 years, Lumen has owned and maintained worldwide subsea networks, and it continues to assist market growth where it is most needed, so the company stated. In September this year, Lumen expects to start providing services on the Dunant subsea infrastructure.