Optimum Lightpath launches low-latency optical transport service

April 6, 2010
APRIL 6, 2010 -- Optimum Lightpath, which offers Ethernet-based communication services for New York metropolitan area businesses, has announced the availability of a low latency optical transport service. Developed to meet the low-latency, high-bandwidth demands of its smart community customers in the finance, healthcare, media, and government sectors, the new service is available on pre-equipped and pre-conditioned routes on Optimum Lightpath’s footprint.

APRIL 6, 2010 -- Optimum Lightpath, which offers Ethernet-based communication services for New York metropolitan area businesses, has announced the availability of a low latency optical transport service. Developed to meet the low-latency, high-bandwidth demands of its smart community customers in the finance, healthcare, media, and government sectors, the new service is available on pre-equipped and pre-conditioned routes on Optimum Lightpath’s footprint, and based on a what the service provider describes as a simple, flat-rate pricing model.

The low latency optical transport service can deliver speeds down to the microsecond level with guaranteed service-level agreements (SLAs), says Optimum Lightpath.

The carrier believes the service will prove particularly useful to large financial institutions. The New York metropolitan area hosts the largest concentration of financial institutions in the country, and applications such as electronic trading, information exchange, and electronic messaging increasingly require ultra-low latency, says Optimum Lightpath. Large customers in the healthcare and government sectors have also expressed demand for low latency services, the service provider adds.

Optimum Lightpath’s point-to-point, low-latency services are supported by a guaranteed minimum latency and circuit turn up time frame, and rapid time to market availability. According to the carrier, route distances are minimized by bypassing common carrier infrastructure, offering each customer their own private link, and more routes will be added over time. The offer is designed for customers that require 1-Gbps and 10-Gbps wavelength services in pre-determined low-latency routes within Optimum Lightpath’s NY metro area footprint.

“Large organizations are ready to take their networks to the next level to leverage the competitive advantage that Optimum Lightpath’s low-latency service offers,” said Dave Pistacchio, president of Optimum Lightpath. “Whether making a key financial trade, saving a patient’s life, or ensuring government department decision-making is based on the latest information, low latency is a key driver of effective data communication. As a result, Optimum Lightpath can offer an edge to organizations that operate in an environment where every microsecond matters.”

Optimum Lightpath will offer the service based on one-, two-, three-, and five-year flat-rate pricing schemes.

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