Lightpath intros 100-Gbps optical transport service

March 27, 2014
Lightpath, an Ethernet-based communication services provider in the New York metropolitan area, has launched a 100 Gigabit Optical Transport Service (OTS). Lightpath says the 100 Gigabit OTS is available throughout the entire footprint and sold based on a flat, monthly recurring charge.

Lightpath, an Ethernet-based communication services provider in the New York metropolitan area and a division of Cablevision Systems Corp., has launched a 100 Gigabit Optical Transport Service (OTS). Lightpath says the 100 Gigabit OTS is available throughout the entire footprint and sold based on a flat, monthly recurring charge.

The high-bandwidth service, which is delivered via wavelength over Lightpath’s 100% fiber-optic network, has already been deployed by a media and entertainment company to move large volumes of video across the region.

Demand for 100G services is rising as companies across financial and market data services, media and entertainment, and healthcare move to support emerging needs for additional bandwidth, Lightpath asserts. These needs include supporting cloud-based services, an influx of devices onto enterprise networks, and an increase in volume, scalability, and quality of media content. Some industries, particularly healthcare and financial services, also face changing regulatory climates that require secure and remote storage of data. Further, the economics of deploying 100G are growing increasingly attractive as some enterprises outgrow their 10G services and consider the full range of upgrade options.

“From the introduction of managed services to new offerings that meet increased demands for bandwidth, Lightpath remains in lockstep with its customers as their businesses evolve,” said Julia McGrath, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Lightpath. “With 100 Gigabit OTS, we remain well-positioned to serve even the most robust data transport demands of New York metro area businesses, all backed by the premium service they’ve come to expect.”

Lightpath 100 Gigabit OTS provides low-latency, high-security, high-speed optical services based on WDM. The offering is enhanced by premium monitoring and support by Lightpath, helping to ensure overall reliability and performance, the company claims. Customers also benefit from increased resilience enabled by extensively diverse and redundant network routing.

“The communications industry is going through a huge transformation across business, consumer and wholesale markets due to the convergence of multiple market trends that span voice, video and data,” said Roopa Honnachari, program manager for business communication services, Frost & Sullivan. “The move to 100 Gigabit Ethernet represents an opportunity for businesses to meet unrelenting traffic needs while achieving better cost per transmitted bit and expanding network capacity that can easily scale to support continued traffic growth.”

For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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