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February 21, 2013

Cross River Reaches Another Milestone with Mahwah Network Buildout



By Mini Swamy
TMCnet Contributor



New Jersey-based Cross River Fiber has been striving to provide high-speed fiber optic network to key financial exchanges and strategic data centers throughout the New Jersey metro area. Keeping up that momentum, it has expanded its New Jersey fiber optic footprint to Mahwah.

To that end, it has just completed a 40+ mile fiber optic build-out in Northern New Jersey, the first of three major network build-outs for the company in 2013.

Another 45 miles are to be added in the first quarter and by the end of the year, Cross River expects to complete the network build-out with the addition of 65+ miles.

The Mahwah paths, apart from being just another milestone for Cross River, are considered critical to New Jersey and New York metro area financial institutions and enterprises as they further enhance the ability of the company to support the low-latency, high bandwidth requirements of enterprise and financial sectors.

By using direct fiber connections to key financial exchanges and strategic data centers, the Mahwah routes significantly reduced latency, and in the process set new industry standards.

Although the new fiber optic network is owned by Cross River fiber, a strategic partnership with U.S.-based transport and IP services provider, Hudson Fiber Network will allow both companies to offer a suite of Lit and Dark Fiber bandwidth solutions to end-users.

While Cross River Fiber focused on design and construction of the physical fiber optic route, HFN developed and architected the optical lit platform on the route.

"Through our strategic partnership with HFN, Cross River Fiber is able to expand its footprint to Mahwah, adding more fiber route miles to our already expansive, owned fiber optic network," said Vincenzo Clemente, president and CEO of Cross River Fiber, while commenting on the network buildout.

Recently, Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based, boutique dark fiber optic and telecommunications solutions provider, announced the completion of construction on a direct end-to-end dark fiber route between Weehawken and Secaucus, New Jersey. The ultra-low latency route interconnects two key data center hubs servicing the New York metro financial services community.




Edited by Brooke Neuman
 
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