Lumos Networks (Nasdaq: LMOS) is future-proofing its optical service options with the launch of 100G wavelength services for business and wholesale customers in its Mid-Atlantic network serving area.
Like its existing 2.5G and 10G wavelength services, the 100G service is centered on serving various high capacity applications needs including cloud computing, on-line data storage back up, and collocation service centers.
Craig Drinkhall, vice president of product management and engineering for Lumos, said in a release that while 100G services are still in the early phase it sees "a migration to 100 Gbps across our footprint as necessary to meeting the dramatic surge in network traffic."
For a number of recent quarters, the telco has been seeing continual gains in both enterprise business and wholesale IP and fiber-based services.
In Q1 2013, strategic data revenue, which represented almost 57 percent of total revenues, rose to $29.7 million, up sequentially from $28.9 million in Q4 2012 and up about 15 percent year over year from Q1 2012. Within the strategic data segment, enterprise and carrier data rose sequentially to $9.9 million and $14.9 million, respectively, while IP services rose to $4.7 million.
The debut of the 100G service coincides with the telco's own "edging out" strategy into other adjacent markets in its footprint such as Richmond, Virginia. In May, the service provider announced that it would build out 100G optical wavelength routes connecting Richmond to Ashburn and Lynchburg in Virginia.
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