Shortest fibre link between the US and Europe trumpeted by alliance

Created October 30, 2018
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The wraps have been taken off the Continental Edge, the easternmost direct interconnection point between Europe and the US. Four companies, focused on four key areas of services, have partnered to offer a solution that delivers best-of-breed colocation, connectivity, internet and subsea cable services.

The Continental Edge partnership consists of 1025Connect (for colocation), Aqua Comms (transatlantic subsea connectivity), DE-CIX (the internet peering exchange), and Epsilon (a global provider of on-demand SDN connectivity).

1025Connect’s Long Island data centre in Westbury is host to the easternmost peering point in the New York metro area, enabling easier access and delivery of content distributed to and from the European market.

Its data centre and colocation facilities serve as the central point where Aqua Comms’ Atlantic AEC-1 cable lands and where Epsilon and DE-CIX platforms are available. Any customer connected to Epsilon’s SDN platform, Infiny, can now design, provision and manage network connectivity from its dense European footprint across AEC-1, the shortest subsea route between the US and Ireland.

DE-CIX customers can leverage the company’s direct peering options or its GlobePEER Remote capabilities to reach more than 1,100 unique global networks, with nearly 200 locally available directly from the Long Island data centre.

With access to DE-CIX North America’s internet exchange point platform, operators can get access to IP transit and virtual private networking services, as well as direct access to the New York metro market. DE-CIX’s GlobePEER Remote solution also allows operators to reach over 800 unique networks at DE-CIX Frankfurt, the world’s leading internet exchange point by data traffic.

All four partners attended this week’s Capacity Europe conference in London to promote their joint connectivity solution to the market.

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by Anthony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation