At next week's Spring Comptel show in Nashville, Tn., it's likely the talk on the show floor will center on how wholesale carriers are ramping up networks to satisfy mobile operator's wireless backhaul needs. One carrier that's responding to that need is CenturyLink, which has deployed 40 Gbps Waves on its existing IXC long-haul transport network.
Currently offering 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps Waves, CenturyLink says the new 40G Waves service will be there to handle the coming onslaught of wireless network traffic that's going to continue to rise with the advent of 3G and 4G wireless services.
Complementing its existing OC-12/48/192 and 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps Ethernet offerings, the new 40G service eliminates the need for multiple 10 Gbps links.
Along with fellow tier 2 ILEC Windstream, CenturyLink has been making aggressive investments to sate the wireless operator's appetite for new wireless backhaul alternatives.
-- see the release here
CenturyLink shines in Q4, but faces a challenging Q1
CenturyLink gets aggressive with fiber - Wireless Backhaul
CenturyLink puts Calix's GPON backhaul to the test