Arelion has announced the deployment of a new high-capacity route from Reston, Virginia, down the US East Coast, connecting directly to the Telxius cable landing station in Virginia Beach.

The route also continues to the company's Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Raleigh, North Carolina, before connecting into Charlotte, North Carolina, and then south into Jacksonville and Miami, Florida.

– Arelion

The latest announcement follows Arelion's launch last week of a new fiber route from Denver, Colorado, to the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

According to Arelion, this new route enhances its network’s end-to-end trans-Atlantic capability, providing backhaul in Virginia Beach to Europe and Latin America.

This new route leverages open optical line systems to support multi-vendor transponders and the latest coherent pluggable components to provide wavelength services, including 10G, 100G, and 400G for its customers, in an area where data centers are prominent.

Arelion expects the route will be live in the third quarter of this year, with the route using the capacity of its existing metro reach in Ashburn and Reston, enabling terrestrial backhaul options north with diversity from Ashburn and south with diversity from Northern Virginia.

“This network expansion on the East Coast of the US is in response to our customers’ growing requirements for diverse, high-capacity connectivity and end-to-end trans-Atlantic solutions,” said Art Kazmierczak, director of strategic sales and network development, Arelion.

“Arelion’s new unique route continues our long-term commitment to invest in our North American network and provide resilient connectivity solutions that facilitate the growth of critical digital industries in rapidly evolving markets.”

As part of this network expansion, Arelion now offers five diverse optical systems serving Charlotte, and also additional capacity and capability to support the terrestrial transport of multi-terabit subsea traffic from new subsea cables to Latin America and the Caribbean terminating in Jacksonville and South Florida.