TeliaSonera taps Infinera for U.S. network

There has been a spate of business activity by international carriers on U.S. soil in recent years, and now Sweden's TeliaSonera is seeing enough traffic on its own Viking IP backbone in the U.S. that it is looking to optical system vendor Infinera for a major next-gen upgrade. TeliaSonera International Carrier, a TeliaSonera wholesale subsidiary, will spend the next two years replacing and expanding the old Viking infrastructure, which is operating near full capacity, according to a story at Light Reading Europe.

TeliaSonera, like several other multi-national carriers, also has the goal of becoming a top-tier global IP backbone operator.

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- Light Reading Europe has this story

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