Deutsche Telekom picks UFD for optical wavelength services in US

United Fiber & Data (UFD) was selected by wholesale operator Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier to provide 100G optical wavelength services outside the Mid-Atlantic I-95 corridor. UFD’s fibre route spans from northern New Jersey to Ashburn, Virginia, according to a statement by UFD.

UFD’s lit services provide customers cost-effective 10G to 100G optical wavelength options delivered over its diversely built long-haul fiber backbone that links the Greater New York City metro area to Northern Virginia, with future capabilities of up to 600G wavelengths.

Deutsche Telekom was looking for a scalable solution that could be easily deployed as we expand our geographic diversity and bandwidth capacity within our network footprint in the northeastern United States, where we are expanding our services into 165 Halsey Street in Newark, NJ,” said Norbert Laux, CTO & VP of Network Infrastructure at Deutsche Telekom North America.

“The new Halsey Network PoP (Point of Presence) gives our customers an additional location to connect to our service portfolio including IP Transport, Peering and Transit, Cloud Access and Voice & Mobile services. UFD’s reliable, secure and diverse network is, therefore, the perfect fit to meet our demands,” he noted.

With UFD’s unique fiber route, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier is able to provide competitive and scalable connectivity that allows additional flexibility from the more established routes in the region. The proximity of the new Halsey PoP to the CLS (Cable Landing Stations) on Long Island and New Jersey provides customers with diverse low-latency access into Deutsche Telekom’s European footprint for all its services including local access in Central and Eastern Europe.

“UFD’s fully managed optical wavelength services along our unique and diverse route give our customers greater flexibility to manage their data control, security, speed, and increasing capacity demands over time,” said Christopher Lodge, COO and Interim CEO of UFD.

“Our innovative, diverse regional connectivity between key markets meets the evolving network needs of customers with UFD’s robust, first-class fiber infrastructure and optical networking solutions.”