Level 3 Communications has signed the largest single capacity commitment in Level 3 history. The transport provider will support voice, data and Internet traffic for more than 250 million Telefonica customers in Europe and Latin America.
The deal is an expansion of its existing relationship with Telefonica International Wholesale Services, and it establishes a dedicated wavelength network across North America. Telefonica’s wholesale division is using that network to provide services to fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers.
The routes feature three alternative fiber paths on high-traffic pathways and route diversity everywhere else. Dedicated bandwidth from Level 3 can expand with future growth.
The solution provides many of the benefits of network ownership, while leveraging the economics and simplicity of Level 3’s shared infrastructure.