TeliaSonera extends fiber into Netrality Properties' Kansas City, Philadelphia and Houston facilities

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is enhancing its presence in the United States wholesale services market by establishing fiber connections at three of Netrality Properties' facilities in Kansas City, Philadelphia and Houston.

Already an established tenant in Kansas City, TSIC had been using the property's carrier-neutral Meet Me Room to connect with other service providers and enterprise customers.

Over in Houston, TSIC is adding new points of presence (PoP) from which customers can access its suite of connectivity services at the 1301 Fannin location.

Each of these fiber network expansions will extend TSIC's 100G fiber-based connectivity services into more North American markets. An additional benefit is that it will create network capacity within other Netrality Properties' locations.

Extending its fiber and particularly its 100G services into another neutral carrier's facilities makes sense for TSIC.

On the 100G front, the service provider told FierceTelecom in a previous interview that interest in 100G services continues to ramp. In addition to its traditional wholesale carrier and content company customers, the company is seeing interest from enterprise customers, a segment that it traditionally it has not served in the U.S. market.

It is also upgrading parts of its fiber network to address opportunities in Texas' growing DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) region. TSIC is expanding its presence into the Dallas metro area by leasing Unite Private Network's dark fiber over which it will run its 100G-enabled network.

For more:
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Related articles:
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