SOURCE: 1102 Grand

1102 Grand

March 12, 2013 08:00 ET

TeliaSonera International Carrier's Global Network Upgrades to 100G at 1102 Grand, Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2013) - 1102 Grand, Kansas City's premier carrier hotel, announces that customer TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), a leading global IP carrier, has upgraded its services at 1102 Grand to a 100G core transport network.

TSIC's 100G DWDM service utilizes Infinera's DTN-X platform, allowing TSIC to support backbone traffic and deliver 100G services across North America. TSIC's network is capable of delivering up to 24 Tbps of capacity into the facility. This high capacity transport network upgrade is in response to growing demand and to support international network thoroughfare as well as new local fiber initiatives in and through Kansas City.

TSIC's new 100G transport routes are a three-way junction, providing added route diversity and capacity to its fiber backbone. The added routes will head east to St. Louis and Chicago (with round trip delays of 5.4 ms and 12.2 ms), west to Denver (11.8 ms) and San Francisco (36.6 ms), and south to Dallas (10.4 ms), Atlanta (30.8 ms) and Miami (47.2 ms), directly linking Europe to Kansas City and providing access to Asia and South America through 1102 Grand.

"We've been present in 1102 Grand since 2010. Its Kansas City location not only adds route diversity to TSIC's already geographically diverse fiber backbone, but creates additional market opportunity. We've had notable successes recently with broadband providers, cloud and content providers, and academic and research networks across North America," states Ivo Pascucci, regional director, Americas, TeliaSonera International Carrier. "With the recent surge in investments and interest in Kansas City as a broadband innovation hub, the network upgrade was a necessary next step to support the demand of increased traffic."

"TSIC brings top-level Tier 1 connectivity to Kansas City. Working together with companies like TSIC is a top priority for 1102 Grand," states Hunter Newby, Joint Venture Partner at 1102 Grand. "As the region's carrier hotel, providing connectivity solutions backed with the most innovative network services allows domestic and global customers to interconnect efficiently and cost-effectively. We applaud the TSIC upgrade in our facility and look forward to our continued mutual success."

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About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates one of the world's most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services -- empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to our customers we make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber.

We are a part of the TeliaSonera group, Europe's 5th largest operator with 175 million subscriptions from the Nordics to Nepal.

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About 1102 Grand
1102 Grand is Kansas City's premier carrier hotel. Offering direct access to over 30 fiber and network service providers, including direct access to international transport routes, companies from around the world utilize 1102 Grand's extensive, diverse fiber network provider offerings to enhance interconnection options while improving the quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness of their colocation and data center requirements. With no monthly recurring cross connect fees within the 1102 Grand Meet Me Area, this is the marketplace for the best possible return on investment in the region.

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