Lumen expands its fibre network in Europe - The EE

Lumen expands its fibre network in Europe

Annette Murphy of Lumen Technologies

As the 4th Industrial Revolution continues to accelerate business demand for high-speed broadband and presence in the cloud, Lumen Technologies has expanded its fibre network infrastructure in Europe, strengthening its service capabilities in France, Switzerland and Spain.

These strategic network expansions put high-performance fibre closer to end users to deliver faster connections, lower latency and enhanced security, for an exceptional customer experience. The infrastructure extends fibre reach in and between major hubs of business and finance, bringing connectivity to new cities and providing dense coverage in key areas to connect multiple enterprise buildings and third-party data centres to the robust Lumen network.

In France and Switzerland, Lumen increased its footprint with the construction of a unique new fibre route of more than 300 km between Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland, connecting three new cities, Grenoble, Chambéry and Annecy. The length of the national Lumen network rings is approximately 5,600 km in France and 680 km in Switzerland.

In Spain, Lumen completed its national fibre ring by adding a new segment of more than 280 km between the city of Salou and the French border. Additionally, Lumen built a new metro network in Barcelona and connected to the MAREA transatlantic subsea cable landing station in Sopelana. The national Lumen network ring in Spain is approximately 1,700 km.

“Our new fibre infrastructure investments in Europe demonstrate the continued commitment that Lumen has to this market, and to powering the next wave of growth and innovation for customers in the 4th Industrial Revolution,” says Annette Murphy, managing director, EMEA, Lumen Technologies.

“Companies are facing new challenges that require them to harness massive amounts of data at almost unimaginable speeds. The agile, reliable and secure Lumen network helps customers to leverage their data and adopt next-gen apps to unleash their business potential and deliver amazing digital experiences.”

Lumen Network Key Facts:

  • The Lumen network is comprised of approximately 450,000 (720,000 km) global route miles of fibre and connects to more than 180,000 on-net buildings and 2,200 public and private third-party data centres.
  • In Europe, the Lumen network is comprised of approximately 23,600 (38,000 km) route miles of fibre and connects to more than 2,000 on-net buildings and 500 public and private third-party data centres.
  • The Lumen network is seamlessly connected to public cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute & Azure Government, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud.
  • The vast and highly interconnected Lumen fibre network is the foundation of the Lumen platform, a fast, secure platform for next-gen applications and data. The platform integrates adaptive networking, cloud connectivity, edge computing, connected security and collaboration solutions into an advanced application architecture designed specifically to handle the complex and data-intensive workloads of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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