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NOVEMBER 10, 2021 – LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Windstream Wholesale, a leading provider of advanced optical solutions, is expanding its market-leading 400 Gigabit wave offerings to meet rapidly growing customer demand for high-bandwidth solutions.

“Windstream Wholesale has a robust nationwide network with 400 Gigabit waves available to more than 30 sites already in service and more coming online by year’s end,” said Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president of Windstream Wholesale. “Large wholesale and hyperscale customers are looking to deploy high-bandwidth solutions at a lower cost per bit, and our multi-layer open network architecture enables us to deliver these solutions in a way that is fast and flexible and meets their needs.”

Over the past nineteen months, the company has staked out a clear leadership position in ultra-fast optical transmission.

Windstream and Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) were the first to successfully demonstrate 400 Gig client-side services in April 2020 with commercially available ultra-efficient 400GbE-LR8 QSFP-DD compact pluggable interfaces.

In February 2021, Windstream announced that it had deployed 400 gigabits per second single-wavelength transmission across its long-haul network using Acacia Communications’ pluggable modules. These modules will drive high-capacity optical connections to the network edge to deliver ultra-fast speeds to more end-users than ever before.

And just last month, Windstream announced that it had partnered with II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, to co-develop next-generation transceivers that will streamline deployment of 400 gigabit services while significantly reducing costs, power consumption and network complexity.

Windstream Wholesale’s Intelligent Converged Optical Network provides open and disaggregated networking infrastructure, enabling wholesale and enterprise technology customers to select unique custom routes, maintain operational insights with Windstream’s Network Intelligence functions, and place their networks closer to the edge to better serve end-users.

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