Telia Carrier Adds Second Low-Latency U.S. West Coast Network Route and Deploys Infinera for Bay Area Metro 100G Services

Intelligent Transport Networks provider, Infinera, has announced a partnership with global wholesale carrier, Telia Carrier. Telia Carrier will extend its North American optical network and bring 100 gigabit per second (Gb/s) services into their Bay Area metro markets with the Infinera TM-Series.

Partnering with Infinera, Telia Carrier takes network service delivery to the next level in the United States (U.S.) by adding a second “low latency, high capacity” route between Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. As a complement, Telia Carrier has lit up a 100G-enabled metro ring linking strategically important data center connection points in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The ‘Pacific Coast Highway’ route between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles is a super highway that connects the Internet Content superpowers of the Bay Area with the entertainment and media giants of Hollywood.

telia carrierBy extending its network, Telia Carrier enhances connectivity between the two major West coast media, entertainment and Internet hubs and clears an additional path for Asia-Pac traffic entering and leaving the U.S. via key submarine cable landing stations in Los Angeles.

With its new Metro 100G capabilities and second ‘Pacific Coast Highway’ route enhancements, Telia Carrier would be eliminating unpredictability of capacity availability for its partners and customers.

“The West Coast is a critical network segment in the U.S. and we are adding an additional route to further enhance customer experience in the region,” said Mattias Fridström, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Telia Carrier. “The Infinera TM-Series makes the economics of 100G work. This metro solution brings with it the benefits of an integrated, low- power and space-saving design. More and more of our customers are doing the math and working out that now is the time to invest in 100G. And thanks to Infinera, we are ready for them.”