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Press Release -- March 9th, 2010
Source: CenturyLink
Tags: 40G, Ethernet, Video

CenturyLink offers 40 gigabit service to support bandwidth demand

Monroe, La.

As mobile data and video services continue to grow, CenturyLink (CenturyTel, Inc.) (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) is keeping up with bandwidth demand through the deployment of 40Gigabit Waves on its existing fiber optic transport network.

With 40G Waves, CenturyLink is equipped to handle the explosive growth in mobile network traffic expected over the next several years. The company, which currently offers 2.5G and 10G Waves, has taken the next step in network bandwidth by transitioning its platform to 40G technology.

“As our customers look to expand their networks to meet the increasing demand for video and advanced business services, CenturyLink is ready to deliver high-bandwidth solutions over our cutting edge transport network,” said  Steve Hartman, vice president – sales for CenturyLink Wholesale Services.

CenturyLink’s 40G offer is a cost-effective option for high-bandwidth applications as it eliminates the need for multiple 10G links. Offering the 40G Wave service complements the company’s existing OC 12/48/192 and 50mg to 10G Ethernet services.

CenturyLink will be showcasing its new 40G offer during the Comptel Plus Spring 2010 Convention & Expo, March 14 – 17 in Nashville, Tenn.

CenturyLink is a leading provider of high-quality voice, broadband and video services over its advanced communications networks to consumers and businesses in 33 states. CenturyLink, headquartered in Monroe, La., is an S&P 500 Company and expects to be listed in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information on CenturyLink, visit

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