Arelion Launches Route Supporting U.S. East Coast Landing Stations

Arelion has deployed a diverse, high-capacity route from Reston, Va., down the U.S. East Coast, connecting directly to the Telxius cable landing station in Virginia Beach, then continuing to Arelion’s Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Raleigh, N.C., before connecting into Charlotte and continuing south into Jacksonville, Fla. and Miami.

With the addition of the route, Arelion’s network provides the Research Triangle’s technology and data center markets with scalable capacity and end-to-end trans-Atlantic solutions for multi-terabit scale traffic flowing into North America and Europe.

As an early adopter in deploying open optical networking solutions, Arelion’s new route leverages open optical line systems to support multi-vendor transponders and the latest coherent pluggable components, enabling cost-effective, scalable wavelength services, including 10G, 100G and 400G, for its customers on the U.S. East Coast. In addition, the route supports and sustains the growth of Arelion’s internet backbone, AS1299.

The new route leverages the diversity and capacity of Arelion’s existing metro reach in Ashburn, Va., and Reston, enabling terrestrial backhaul options north with diversity from Ashburn and south with diversity from Northern Virginia. As part of the network expansion, Arelion offers five diverse optical systems serving Charlotte, providing customers with additional flexibility and high-capacity routing options.

Arelion’s deployment also provides additional capacity and capability to support the terrestrial transport of multi-terabit subsea traffic from new subsea cables to Latin America and the Caribbean terminating in Jacksonville and South Florida.

The route will be live during the third quarter of the year.

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