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Episode 69: Cogent’s Dave Schaeffer on acquiring T-Mobile’s wireline business, building a better internet backbone, and launching wave services

Sep. 28, 2023 | 0:20:12

Ciena customer Cogent Communications operates one of the largest fiber-optic networks in the world, carrying around 1/4 of all internet traffic today. The ISP acquired the legacy Sprint long-haul fiber network from T-Mobile earlier this year. In this wide-ranging conversation, Cogent Founder and CEO Dave Schaeffer sits down with Ciena’s CTO Steve Alexander and outlines the company’s plans for the network, including a data center footprint of around 1.9 million square feet. Dave also shares his views on what it takes to build a better internet backbone and discusses wavelength services.

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