Verizon extends fiber network reach into Singapore

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) continues to pump more effort into its international growth initiatives, and the completion of its fiber network expansion project in Singapore is a clear indication of that trend.

Reaching into the northern and western parts of Singapore, the new fiber network will serve two main purposes: increasing network coverage, and doubling capacity for enterprise customers with access to key assets, including its submarine cable landing stations and area data centers.

By leveraging ROADM technology, the Singapore network will initially support speeds of 40 Gbps and, ultimately, speeds of 100 Gbps and beyond as business needs scale. 

In addition, the expansion enhances its cloud strategy with access to six additional data centers throughout the country. This means that Singapore-based customers who want cloud services will be able to use the network to connect to Verizon's Asia-Pacific data and cloud center in Hong Kong.

Built in partnership with M1 Limited, a local Singapore-based service provider, it took the two companies two years to complete the network build.

Since the customer traffic in Singapore will be placed on its own network, Verizon will be able to more effectively respond to customer needs for additional bandwidth and proactively respond to issues.

"Singapore's geographic location makes the country a strategic gateway between Europe and Asia for our global customers," said Yali Liu, Verizon executive director of global network planning.

Having access into another key country like Singapore will make Verizon an attractive option for both local businesses in that region and other multinational corporation (MNC) customers versus other service providers that don't have that established presence yet.  

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