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Time Warner Cable and Level 3 Communications to Exchange IP Traffic
By 2015, it’s predicted that the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion; twice the world’s population. In the fifth annual Cisco (News - Alert) Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015), the company said the total amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes per year.
Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable has entered a multi-year agreement with Level 3 Communications, a provider of fiber-based communications services. The partnership will help Time Warner Cable expand its network into new areas while enhancing its current network and will exchange IP traffic with Level 3.
Ranked as one of the most connected Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Level 3’s expanding assets have solidified its position as one of the largest IP transit networks in North America and Europe. It offers solutions for every business need, from bandwidth optimization, business continuity and disaster recovery to cloud computing and data center networking.
“The strength of our Network is at the center of all the services we provide our more than 15 million customers and we continue to expand the reach and capacity, as well as improve the reliability of that network to best serve our customers today and in the future,” said Mike LaJoie, executive vice president and CTO for Time Warner Cable. “Through these agreements, Level 3 continues to be a valuable partner in the growth of our Network’s capacity and strength.”
Level 3 claims to have 26,000 route miles of Dark Fiber already set up in cities across the nation. If the need arose, Time Warner Cable might be able to use Level 3′s Dark Fiber to start offering fiber Internet in current and new markets.
“Service providers recognize that network reliability is essential to a superior customer experience for both residential and enterprise clients,” said Jack Waters, Level 3′s chief technology officer. “By leveraging the extensive reach of the Level 3 network, Time Warner Cable will be better positioned to deliver a highly reliable portfolio of services to its customers. We are pleased to have expanded our long-standing business relationship with Time Warner Cable through these agreements.”
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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