Telia Carrier announced Wednesday that Cable One has deployed the Swedish telecom company’s IP transit and backbone services to support added connectivity across the cable operator’s 21 state footprint.
Cable One now has more access to fiber capacity, adding 100G wavelength services from Telia’s global fiber backbone. The company said all IP transit ports are now in service, and the added optical wavelengths, combined with closer proximity to the edge and enhanced geographic diversity will help support growing capacity demand of its customers. Cable One serves approximately 800,000 customers.
“Connectivity and network performance were the two key evaluation requirements as we embarked on a search to find a transit and backbone provider for our nationwide network,” said Joel Prine, director of network architecture at Cable One, in a statement. “From order to delivery, Telia Carrier outlined a well-defined and concise process. Telia Carrier has been very responsive in meeting our needs—in one instance even delivering circuits within 14 days of ordering. Today, we are making optimal use of our network resources to establish connections that underscore our committment to create more customer value in the markets we serve.”
Telia touts that its global fiber backbone was the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America and that it was also the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s in super channels on its U.S. network.