May 12, 2014
Lumos Networks Completes 100G DWDM Long-Haul
By Shamila Janakiraman
Lumos Networks a provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region will be completing its 53 mile long-haul route from Richmond to Charlottesville, Virginia during the second quarter of 2014.
A fiber-based service provider, Lumos serves the needs of carrier, business and residential customers via its dense fiber network that optimizes the delivery of data, voice and IP services.
The routing of high-speed fiber-based carrier Ethernet traffic on this route is expected to commence from June, 2014. Lumos will be conducting final tests on the route for several weeks before the formal launch.
Lumos will now own the entire fiber on this route. One benefit of deploying this fiber long-haul route is that it will eliminate Type 2 leased fiber expenses which the company is now paying to other fiber providers.
In addition, this route will be the only 100G DWDM route which features a dense fiber count that connects these two important cities. The high density enabled by the fiber count of 288 strands helps deliver enterprise, data center and fiber to the cell traffic.
According to Craig Drinkhall, chief technology officer for Lumos Networks, the company is also planning to complete its 100G DWDM long-haul route between Richmond and Ashburn in Virginia that is considered the data center capital of the United States.
Enterprise customers can access the data center capacity via a redundant fiber ring. With this new implementation, Lumos Networks will be able to serve the region by providing the densest fiber network.
Lumos Networks was picked to deploy secure, high-speed fiber bandwidth services at Roanoke College, a four year liberal arts college located in Salem, Virginia. The Company constructed two separate fiber builds on the college’s main campus for delivering the services.
The customized, highly secure fiber bandwidth solution that Lumos Networks has already provided for the college is highly scalable which has been expanded to accommodate the bandwidth demands of the college.
Edited by Maurice Nagle
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