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Lumen invests in its sixth on-net subsea route across the Atlantic

Lumen invests in its sixth on-net subsea route across the Atlantic

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One year after Lumen Technologies established a new subsea fibre route between the US. and France, the company is again significantly increasing network capacity and diversity.

Lumen is investing in a fibre pair on Grace Hopper, a subsea cable system spearheaded by Google, between New York and Bude, Cornwall in the UK. The Grace Hopper system will use Lumen landing station and infrastructure services at both locations.

“Data flow and capacity demands don’t know boundaries,” said Laurinda Pang, Lumen President of Global Customer Success. “The bandwidth explosion across continents is real and we’re meeting it head-on by investing in new subsea cables. The Grace Hopper system is part of Lumen and Google’s long history of collaboration.

“Together, we’re building communications infrastructures for secure and reliable delivery of digital enterprise and consumer services around the world. We are pleased to be using our landing stations at these locations and excited to add another end-to-end intercontinental connection to the Lumen network – one of the most deeply peered networks in the world.”

According to the US Chamber of Commerce, data flows are the lifeblood of the US – Europe trade and investment partnership, with more data flowing between the two continents than anywhere else in the world. Data flows are essential to small and large businesses and support global financial systems, medical research, cybersecurity efforts and burgeoning global demands for high-quality content.

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