Eastlink deploys fibre optic network ring at the NJFX CLS, allowing NYC bypass to the Caribbean and Canada
The NJFX CLS colocation campus is the only one in the US offering Tier 3 capabilities.
NJFX is currently a strategic location on the Eastlink fibre ring that connects the New Jersey and New York City metro area to Toronto and Montreal. This offers significant network diversity, and the expansion provides stronger resiliency for businesses and mission-critical organisations such as government, education, finance, enterprise, retail and healthcare sectors.
Felix Seda, general manager for NJFX commented that “one of the key reasons NFJX was formed was to enable more diversity and high-quality route options to support global network architectures.” Adding, “with more than 30 carriers and four subsea cables at our CLS campus, the route possibilities for any organisation that relies on high-capacity bandwidth are endless.”
“Eastlink is excited to expand our network into NJFX’s robust telecom ecosystem. This will provide diverse routing for key destinations such as Ashburn, VA while avoiding the congested NYC metro area,” said Steve Irvine, Eastlink’s senior VP engineering and CTO.
NJFX and Eastlink customers are now able to reach eastern destinations and key Points of Presence (PoP) in Stamford, Boston, Portland and beyond to Atlantic Canada, where they can also access the GTT Cable Landing Station.
Notably, customers can now also access key network routes from NJFX to the Caribbean and onto South America.
The new Eastlink PoP at NJFX will allow for more subsea cable system options, such as connectivity to Gemini Bermuda Consortium (CBUS-1) and East Caribbean Fibre System (ECFS) submarine cables, which provide secure paths to Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and the West Indies islands of St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Trinidad, and Grenada.
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