euNetworks partners with Crosslake Fibre UK for services between London and Madrid

March 28, 2023
The two parties also have agreed to allow euNetworks to sell dark fiber services using the Crosslake system.

euNetworks Group Ltd. says it has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Crosslake Fibre UK Ltd. that will see euNetworks leverage Crosslake’s new CrossChannel Fibre submarine and terrestrial network system to deliver ultra-low latency services between the United Kingdom and Madrid to the financial community. The two parties also have agreed to allow euNetworks to sell dark fiber services using the Crosslake system.

The CrossChannel Fibre system runs 550 km between Slough, UK, and Paris, France, across the English Channel (see “Crosslake Fibre to aim CrossChannel Fibre system across English Channel”). The optical network contains 96 fiber pairs, each enabling over 20 Tbps of capacity. The system, with only four in-line amplifier sites, offers the lowest latency between London and Paris, the partners assert.

“CrossChannel Fibre is the latest next-generation system to support the ever-growing connectivity needs between London and Paris,” said Mike Cunningham, CEO of Crosslake. “The cables on current routes have limited amounts of available capacity and are aging after over two decades of operation. Our system delivers a new unique route, approaching Paris from the northwest, and is therefore diverse from existing systems. That’s an important differentiator to the segments CrossChannel serves – wholesale carriers; data center operators; content, cloud, and network service providers; hyperscalers; government agencies; media and entertainment; and financial services. euNetworks is highly focused on delivering high-bandwidth services to these segments. Their strong position and service performance in the demanding ultra-low latency market sets them apart, and we’re excited to be working with them.”

“We’re delighted to be working with Crosslake and being able to exclusively offer our euTrade ultra-low latency solution on CrossChannel Fibre to the financial sector,” added Paula Cogan, CEO of euNetworks. “CrossChannel is a new system serving an important connectivity route between the UK and the continent.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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