DQE Communications launches optical wavelength service line for businesses, carriers

DQE Communications, a Western Pennsylvania-based business provider, is now offering its customers a new wavelength service option.

Leveraging Ekinops' optical equipment, DQE Communications will offer its wavelength service offering at a broad range of speeds in any increment any increment from 1 Gbps to 200 Gbps.

When it was evaluating next-gen optical gear, DQE said that it needed a platform that would enable it to quickly expand to satisfy its business customers' bandwidth growth. Ekinops provided DQE with a 40-channel reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM).

Similar to a number of growing alternative fiber providers, DQE is providing a mix of lit and dark fiber services in a number of Tier 2 Pennsylvania markets such as Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Greene, Indiana, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties.  

As a subsidiary of Duquesne Light Holdings, DQE operates a 2,700-route-mile fiber-optic network serving 11 counties around Pittsburgh. That network serves 1,140 on-net buildings, 33 business parks, 15 data centers, and multiple hub sites.

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