DigitalGlobe selects CenturyLink's 100Gbps optical wavelength service
Oct 18, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
CenturyLink, Inc., a provider of telecommunications services, has launched its first 100 Gigabit per second, or Gbps, data networking circuit for DigitalGlobe, a provider of earth observation and geospatial solutions, through a direct connection to the company's upgraded 100Gbps network.
DigitalGlobe will use CenturyLink's 100 Gbps Optical Wavelength Service to launch a new product allowing its customers direct access to satellite mapping data. The 100 Gbps circuit allows DigitalGlobe to transfer massive amounts of data at lightning speed from its headquarters in Longmont, Colo., to its offsite data center, where its customers will be able to access the data remotely.
"This is a significant day for the industry and for the state of Colorado. CenturyLink's deployment of commercial 100 Gbps service gives businesses bandwidth for the big data applications they need to excel," said Scott Russell, vice president and general manager for CenturyLink in Denver and Northern Colorado. "Our speed and capacity upgrades provide DigitalGlobe with an end-to-end optical network that improves efficiency and productivity. Simply put, 100 Gbps is the best the industry can offer."
"As the global leader in high-resolution geospatial mapping, DigitalGlobe has unique connectivity demands that require advanced speed and capacity technology like 100 Gbps. Thanks to CenturyLink's innovation, DigitalGlobe is now utilizing the highest speed optical network connection available plus the added assurance of CenturyLink's reliable, secure network," said Vladimir Aleksiev, vice president of enterprise information technology at DigitalGlobe.
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