VIATEL ANNOUNCES PHASE TWO OF 100G NETWORK UPGRADE

Viatel has today announced the completion of phase two of its 100G network upgrade in Europe. The WDM platform is now fully operational for 10G, 40G and 100G services between Paris and Amsterdam.

Following the deployment of 100G services from London to Paris last year, this extension to the 100G upgrade of the network now enables 100G services from Paris to Amsterdam and London to Amsterdam via Brussels.

The upgrade provides an increase in Viatel’s network capacity along another very popular route. The use of electronic dispersion compensation technology means that Viatel customers will also benefit from a significant reduction in latency on the Paris to Amsterdam link.

The increased bandwidth services from Viatel enable businesses to support an ever increasing rise in internet traffic and bandwidth hungry web resources.

Colm Piercy, CEO at Viatel states: “This upgrade to our network quadruples our capacity and is a clear response to address the growing demand for high bandwidth connectivity. We will continue our investment programme across the markets that we operate in and this increased network capacity will enable us to further develop our range of flexible solutions.”

About Viatel
Viatel provides Connectivity and ICT solutions tailored specifically for larger enterprise, public sector, wholesale and carrier customers.

Viatel leverages an extensive portfolio of leading voice, cloud, managed services and data solutions with its wholly owned European fibre and data centre infrastructure. The Viatel advanced fibre optic backbone network connects 8 countries, 35 main cities, over 120 European data centres, and has metro fibre reach into the major carrier houses, data centres and the main Internet Exchanges. International coverage is provided to customers through Viatel trusted network partners.

With data centres in Dublin, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels, Viatel also owns over 8,500km of fibre network infrastructure which it has equipped with high capacity optical DWDM technology and multi-service platforms. Viatel is a preferred connectivity partner of London Stock Exchange, and is directly connected to the largest content distribution networks, public cloud platforms, and internet companies globally.