Thursday, March 16, 2023

Lumen launches 400G wavelength service in Europe

Lumen Technologies launched 400 Gbps (400G) wavelength services on key routes across Europe. The company reports significant demand for 400G wavelength services from enterprises, government agencies, hyperscalers and wholesale customers seeking high-bandwidth interconnections between their data centres and public cloud.

Lumen has deployed its intercity 400G wavelength network in Europe across 50 markets. In EMEA, the Lumen network spans approximately 42,000 (67,000 kilometres) route miles of fibre and seamlessly connects to more than 2,500 on-net buildings and 540 public and private third-party data centres. 

Currently, Lumen has enabled more than half of its intercity network footprint in Europe to support 400G wavelength services, as well as 70 data centres and two transatlantic routes on subsea cable systems Grace Hopper and Dunant.The intercity expansion will continue throughout 2023 and beyond, extending this network and pushing it deeper into the metro edge.

Globally, the Lumen network spans approximately 400,000 (643,000 kilometres) global route miles of fibre.

"We are continually innovating our network infrastructure solutions to support our customers' business growth," said Annette Murphy, President, Lumen EMEA and APAC. "In an era of digital acceleration, our next-generation wavelength network supports businesses' rapidly increasing high-bandwidth needs. This enhanced capacity helps customers scale quickly and securely, to enable a digital journey that can take them well into the future."