Frontier plugs Infinera into its Pennsylvania metro optical network

Frontier Communications (Nasdaq: FTR) has employed the help of Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) to enhance its metro optical backbone network in its Pennsylvania market.

By deploying Infinera's ATN, Frontier can support its metro optical network transport foundation for the traditional broadband, business and wholesale services it sells to wireless operators. The ATN acts as an extension to the telco's core network that's based on Infinera's DTN platform.

With these platforms in place, Frontier can serve customers over its 640 route mile fiber network located throughout 14 eastern Pennsylvania counties.

While much of Frontier's focus since purchasing the Verizon properties in 14 rural states has been on expanding broadband, the service provider has been aggressively building out its network and a sales force to support its growing base of Ethernet services, which it is extending into 55 markets.  

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