CenturyLink has signed up its first dedicated 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) data networking circuit for a business customer through a direct connection to the company's recently upgraded 100 Gbps nationwide network.
Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe is using the service to launch a new product that allows its customers direct access to satellite mapping data. DigitalGlobe is a provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial services.
The 100 Gbps circuit allows DigitalGlobe to transfer massive amounts of data at a fast rate from its headquarters to its offsite data center, where its customers will be able to access the data remotely.
"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.
CenturyLink's Optical Wavelength Service is a private, point-to-point data networking service delivered over a state-of-the-art dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) network.
"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."