Lumen Technologies is enhancing experiences on its Lumen Platform by investing in high-bandwidth Ethernet architecture to bring upgraded Ethernet services to more than 40 cities by year end.
These services were recently rolled out in nine cities with nine more gaining access to Ethernet speeds up to 30 gigabits per second in early May.
“Internet of Things, augmented reality, voice and video apps – our customers want and need faster, more accessible bandwidth to support these technologies,” said Miriana Martinova, Lumen VP, core network solutions. “We’ve committed to investing in a 100-gigabit metro network across the country. This focus will equip our next-generation architecture with faster Ethernet speeds. Lumen’s network investments will enable our Lumen Platform to deliver the applications and data businesses need.”
It represents a 10-fold increase in Lumen’s current standard Ethernet capabilities, the next step in Lumen’s Ethernet strategy.
Lumen’s Ethernet upgrades meet Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) 3.0 standards which helps deliver enhanced performance management and end-to-end service visibility both on- and off-net.
New markets gaining access to Ethernet speeds up to 30 gigabits across Lumen‘s metro architecture include Columbus, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; Nashville, Tenn.; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Wash.
Markets recently enabled with these speeds include Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Ft Lauderdale, Fla.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Newark, N.J.; Sunnyvale, Calif. and Washington, D.C.
Additional markets will gain access to these faster speeds in the coming months.