TeliaSonera International Carrier adds 11,500 fiber miles to North America network

TeliaSonera International Carrier is responding to the growing demand for bandwidth from its growing mix of carrier and social media company customers by adding 11,500 dark fiber miles to its network.

Through this network expansion, it will extend its reach into 44 American cities by the end of next year.

"It's been 13 years since we made this kind of acquisition of fiber in North America specifically," said Ivo Pascucci, sales director, Americas, TSIC in an interview with FierceTelecom. "This give us deeper coverage to more Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, adds diversity into our existing dark fiber footprint."

In addition to North America, this network expansion will provide a diverse connection into South America, where TSIC said it is experiencing rapid growth.

"We now have two routes in and out of Miami and Southern Florida," Pascucci said. "With all of the new subsea cables coming in from South America and the growth of traffic and Internet in the region, it's important to get that fiber into that market so we can further build up our gateway for the Latin American region for customers looking to reach the region and traffic coming out of Latin America."

This fiber expansion is not based on a "build it and they will come" strategy. In 2013, the service provider added 50 new large customers.

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