DE-CIX expands its US presence with New Jersey PoP

Created February 14, 2020
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German internet exchange DE-CIX has deployed a point-of-presence at the NJFX New Jersey cable landing station to further widen its US and international interconnectivity. NJFX offers a Tier 3 data centre campus to connect key carriers there.

The new PoP will provide access for customers to exchange traffic so that their data can traverse directly from the US East Coast to Europe and beyond, as well as up and down the East Coast US corridor through the New York metro area, and to US data centre connectivity focal point Ashburn, Virginia.

Customers are able to inter-exchange traffic across the multiple subsea cable systems available at NJFX, including TGN1, TGN2 and Seabras, in addition to HAVFRUE/AEC2 later this year.

Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX International, said: “For global enterprises, ISPs, CDNs and network operators, having access to diverse terrestrial and subsea options for connectivity is the foundation of their ability to reach new customers and penetrate new markets.

“By establishing a presence at the NJFX cable landing station colocation campus, customers are now able to leverage direct, low latency routes to major US business hubs in New York and Ashburn that avoid legacy choke-points.”

He added: “We are also seeing the LATAM market as one of the focus regions for networks we want to connect from NJFX to DE-CIX New York.”

Felix Seda (pictured), general manager for NJFX, said: “With the deployment of a router to exchange traffic directly at NJFX, DE-CIX decreases the hops and increases security while improving latency, and allows carriers and service providers to reach their destinations more directly.”

Last month, NJFX saw Telenor Maritime expand its US presence through its facility. Telenor Maritime is establishing a direct connection to Norway via the new 7200km Havfrue subsea cable system. Focused on boosting marine to shore connectivity, Telenor Maritime offers ships and rigs cyber-secure digital infrastructures and the capability to wirelessly transmit large amounts of data.

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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