“It does seem like they (Windstream) are kind of hitting the market first among service providers.” Jimmy Yu, vice president and analyst for the optical transport market at Dell’Oro Group.

Cleveland-based Everstream,  a business-only fibre network provider, and Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, announced the operations of the long-haul 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Wavelength Services that connects Everstream’s Chicago-Cleveland route.

The deployment involved synergetic technologies delivered by Infinera’s Groove (GX) Series compact modular platforms and Juniper’s PTX Series transport routers. These solutions are serving the escalating needs of enterprise customers.

“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.”

Windstream’s Wavelength Service product offering includes routes across its nationwide fibre network from 10GbE to 400GbE. The partnership enables Everstream to power up by leveraging the national footprint of Windstream’s advanced fibre-optic network. 

Earlier this month, Windstream teamed with Ciena for Next-Generation National Converged Optical Network that will adapt to connectivity demands using the latest coherent optical innovations and software analytics. Ciena’s Data Center Interconnect (DCI) as-a-service leverage field-proven coherent optical processing technologies to carry mission-critical traffic.

“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.”

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About Everstream

With more than 15,000 route miles of fibre and speeds up to 100 Gbps, Everstream’s enterprise-grade network delivers robust business fibre services, including dedicated Internet access, dark fibre, Ethernet and data center solutions.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S.


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