Fiber network operator Everstream and Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications technology, have announced the operational turn-up of long-haul 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) wavelength services, marking one of the industry's first deployments of such a platform for a business-optimized service provider.
The deployment included collaborative technologies delivered by Infinera’s Groove (GX) Series compact modular platforms and Juniper’s PTX Series transport routers. Windstream provided its 400GbE wavelength service, enabled by innovative 4th generation (600G per wave) coherent technology from Infinera, which allowed Everstream to substantially augment the capacity of its network, enabled by scalable routing solutions from Juniper, to meet the escalating needs of enterprise customers.
Windstream’s 400GbE product launch supports Everstream’s enterprise-grade network to deliver robust business fiber services, including private line, dedicated internet access, managed wave and data center services.
“Everstream is committed to continually enhancing our business-only network and expanding our partnerships to deliver a customer experience that is unmatched for even the most demanding enterprise requirements,” said Everstream President and CEO Brett Lindsey. “As our customers continue to scale, they need access to high-bandwidth, agile network solutions. This opportunity with Windstream enables us to consistently lead the market in providing the services that businesses demand with the reliability they need.”
The introduction of Windstream’s 400GbE Wavelength Service helps Everstream meet the relentless growing bandwidth demands from enterprises and provide the flexibility to support a wide variety of business-class services. The partnership enables Everstream to leverage the national footprint of Windstream’s advanced fiber-optic network and augment its high-demand route between Chicago and Cleveland. Windstream’s Wavelength Service product offering includes routes across its nationwide fiber network from 10GbE to 400GbE.
“Windstream is committed to tapping into the latest technological innovation, enabling us to offer customers the benefits of ultra-efficient, high-capacity transport solutions across our network,” said Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president, Windstream Wholesale. “By partnering with Windstream Wholesale, regional service providers like Everstream have access to advanced national connectivity solutions to support the increasing bandwidth and capacity demands of their customers.”