Windstream targets enterprise customers with optical wavelength services

Windstream has begun delivering optical wavelength optical services to enterprise customers that are asking demand for dedicated, high bandwidth data center connectivity solutions.

Delivered over Windstream's 121,000 mile fiber network, customers in the finance, healthcare, media, government, and education segments in 44 markets will be able to get access to connectivity options ranging from 1G to 100G.

Customers that sign up for the Wave service will get unlimited dedicated bandwidth and the ability to scale as needed.

Speed is only one part of the overall equation of the Wave service. The Wave service also offers customers visibility and various diversity and protection options, including 1+1 Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching protection on the core network and custom designed diversity by delivering customer-specific routes, cities or POP diversity requests.

While the "Wave" service is new, it is not a large stretch for the company to deliver as it leverages the same network capabilities, including its growing 500G network, it has built out for its carrier wholesale division.

The service provider recently completed new 500G routes for its Carrier Division in a number of key cities such as Miami and earlier from Denver to Chicago and Dallas. These new optical routes are part of a broader initiative to add more fiber routes and entrance points to the network by the end of the year.

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