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April 07, 2010

Low Latency Optical Transport Service introduced by Optimum Lightpath

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Ethernet-based communication solution provider for New York metropolitan area businesses, Optimum Lightpath (News - Alert) today announced the availability of a low latency optical transport service.

The service is developed to meet the specific low-latency, high-bandwidth demands of its smart community customers in the finance, healthcare, media and government sectors, thus providing ultimate performance advantage. The new service is available on pre-equipped and pre-conditioned routes on Optimum Lightpath's footprint, and based on a simple, flat-rate pricing model.

With the low latency optical transport service which can deliver speeds down to the microsecond level with guaranteed Service Level Agreements, or SLAs, the service has been developed to meet the specific demands of Optimum Lightpath's vertical sector customers, large financial institutions in particular. With the New York metropolitan area hosting 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 where every microsecond matters. The demand for the low latency services has also been pressed by large customers in the healthcare and government sectors.


Point-to-point, low latency services of Optimum Lightpath are supported by a guaranteed minimum latency and circuit turn up time frame, and rapid time to market availability. Bypassing common carrier infrastructure minimizes the route distances. Customers with requirements of 1 gigabit and 10 gigabit wavelength services in pre-determined low latency routes within Optimum Lightpath's NY metro area footprint are offered this service.

According to Dave Pistacchio (News - Alert), president, Optimum Lightpath, large organizations are ready to take their networks to the next level to leverage the competitive advantage that Optimum Lightpath's low latency service offer. He added that hence, Optimum Lightpath can offer an edge to organizations that operate in an environment where every microsecond matters.Some of the benefits offered by Optimum Lightpath's Low Latency Optical Transport Service for businesses include a high capacity transport for low latency applications. There is route ownership where transport is delivered over a custom-designed Optimum Lightpath low latency network for reliability of service. Diverse pathways are offered that take advantage of private, uncongested routes. Each route span is constantly monitored for SLA compliance. Minimized circuit delivery times, latency and performance SLAs are guaranteed.Point-to-point optical connections ensure data security.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight