Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced plans to extend high capacity wavelength connectivity to six additional data centers during the first half of 2014. This will increase the number of data centers connected to the Lumos fiber network from 12 to 18. Currently, it is estimated that there are about 80 data centers in Lumos Networks’ fiber footprint.
A Bell Labs white paper published in 2013 estimated that total data center traffic, including data center to user and from data center to interconnect, will increase 440% from 2012-2017. The paper also estimated that the number of data centers in metro networks will increase 60% over the same time period.
“I am pleased to announce our plans to connect our fiber network to an additional six data centers over the next few months,” said Tim Biltz, President and CEO of the Company. “Our large Enterprise and Carrier customers are tasking us to provide world-class wavelength connectivity to key data centers in our footprint. Beginning with our first quarter of 2014 results, we plan to update the financial markets quarterly with our revised number of data center connections. Additionally, during 2014, we expect to provide a long-term target for total data center connections.”
Joseph McCourt, Chief Revenue Officer at Lumos Networks, commented, “As we look towards the second half of 2014 and into 2015, we are going to aggressively work to extend high speed wavelength connectivity into an increasing number of data centers in order to meet our customer demands for bandwidth. We expect that data center connectivity will be a key driver for our overall Ethernet/wavelength growth strategy.”
About Lumos Networks
Lumos Networks is a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region serving carrier, business and residential customers over a dense fiber network offering data, voice and IP services. With headquarters in Waynesboro, VA, Lumos Networks serves Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland over a fiber network of 7,414 fiber route miles. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is available at
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