|First 100G network covering both Europe and North America launched by TeliaSonera International Carrier
|Following an upgrade of their pan-European network, TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has become the first global carrier with 100G (100 gigabits per second) networks spanning Europe and North America.
|Their North American network was upgraded to 100G in November 2012 and connects 23 cities as far west as Los Angeles. This is now complemented by a pan-European 100G network stretching from Madrid to Moscow.
|“We own and operate our own global fiber backbone. This lets us deploy the technology required to build a future-enabled network. For our wholesale customers, 100G means the ability to scale up capacity without scaling up complexity – and doing so cost-efficiently”, says Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier.
|Using 100G in both North America and Europe, TSIC is also looking at options to upgrade its trans-Atlantic connection to 100G. This will create a seamless 100G enabled network encompassing Europe and North America.
|The European 100G network upgrade is based on NSN’s hiT 7300 platform. In the US Infinera’s DTNX platform is used. This dual-vendor stance is part of maintaining the independence of TeliaSonera’s network and its ability to adapt to ever-changing and ever-increasing market demands.
It is another first for TSIC, who was also the first to sell wholesale wavelengths, the first to offer high-end bandwidth on demand and the first to break the terabit barrier.