The Arelion blog

Our thoughts and deeds. From industry trends to geeky network stuff.

Ethernet still rules at 50

1973 was a pretty busy year:  The US Senate Watergate Committee began its work, the first mobile phone call was made in Manhattan, Paul McCartney released the album “Band on the Run” and the Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II, to name but a few key historical events. But at Xerox […]

How TSBs will support global enterprises in 2024

Technology companies are contending with rising costs, a difficult macroeconomic climate, and geopolitical turmoil that threatens the reliability and security of global networks. As these realities persist in the coming year, enterprises will increasingly turn to Technology Service Brokers (TSBs) for help in finding, buying, and managing technology and connectivity services.

Optical innovation as an economic opportunity

Looking ahead to 2024, the telecom industry has the opportunity to adopt a more frugal approach to spending. However, these financial challenges present promising prospects for advancing large-scale optical innovation, which is already underway.

Employee Spotlight: Scott Nichols, CCO

Since its inception, Arelion has leveraged its true differentiator to build trust with customers and succeed in the connectivity business: world-class customer experience. We spoke to our Chief Commercial Officer, Scott Nichols to learn about his vision for Arelion’s next growth stage and the vital role of internal transformation to provide excellent customer experience in today’s connectivity market.

30 years: Wild west to wild ride!

Ever since Arelion’s fiber network, AS1299 was born in 1993, it has been a critical part of the Internet’s core infrastructure. In this blog, Arelion’s Chief Evangelist, Mattias Fridström reminiscences about the technologies, milestones and odd things that happened during these 30 years.

Data is queen

Just like the queen is the strongest chess piece, data is the strongest tool for optimizing networks to handle society’s connectivity demands. When derived from real-time network analysis, data provides us with a comprehensive understanding of network topology changes, security threats, performance metrics, energy consumption levels, capacity utilization, and much more.

Converging IP and optical network layers

Recently, Arelion took another step in converging our IP and optical layers by adding Cisco 400G Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) Bright Optical Modules in our production IP backbone. The first regional reach deployment spans 675 kilometers between Stockholm and Copenhagen over a third-party Optical Open Line System (O-OLS).

Employee Spotlight: Julien Tardy, Head of Enterprise Delivery

The implementation stage of service delivery can make or break any customer relationship – especially in the enterprise market. Julien Tardy, Head of Enterprise Delivery and Delivery Excellence, joined Arelion in 2002. We spoke with Julien to learn more about his diverse expertise and how his team ensures exceptional service delivery for Arelion’s enterprise customers. […]

Chasing the light: the future of fiber

What can be achieved to date with fiber optics is already impressive, but there are some interesting innovations coming that could be transformative for networks. In this blog, get a brief introduction to how fiber networks are going to evolve in the future.

Building trust within the channel

Arelion’s Conflict-Free Channel Program accomplished a “four-peat” this year, winning the ‘Most Responsive Supplier Channel Team’ Visionary Spotlight Award from ChannelVision once again. This accomplishment reinforces our commitment to building trust within the channel community by being responsive and attentive to our Trusted Advisors so they can better serve their customers. This third-party validation is […]

DDoS: Has the fightback got teeth?

It might be no surprise to hear that DDoS traffic has continued to rise since 2021 – up 19% according to our latest DDoS Threat Landscape Report, issued earlier in May.  This is in line with Internet traffic growth, but the nature of the attacks has, and continues to change.  The volume of attacks is […]

Blocking robocalling to foil phishing scams

Many consumers may sigh with relief as the FCC blocks robocalling and robotexting to foil phishing scams. Consumers know all too well that the mobile ecosystem lacks regulation, as many are besieged by daily spam texts imploring them to divulge confidential data, with US consumers receiving 14.1 billion spam texts last month. As a result, the […]