Deployed by New York metro area-based media and entertainment company; designed to meet high-bandwidth needs across range of industries, including financial, market data services and healthcare
JERICHO, NY, March 26, 2014 - Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced its 100 Gigabit Optical Transport Service (OTS). The high-bandwidth service, which is delivered via wavelength over the 100 percent fiber Lightpath network, has already been deployed by a media and entertainment company to move large volumes of video across the region. 100 Gigabit OTS is available throughout the entire Lightpath footprint and sold based on a flat, monthly recurring charge.
Demand for 100 gigabit services is rising as companies across financial and market data services, media and entertainment, and healthcare move to support emerging needs for additional bandwidth. 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 100 gigabit are growing increasingly attractive as some enterprises outgrow their 10 gigabit service 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 and high-speed optical services based on wave division multiplexing. The offering is enhanced by premium monitoring and support by Lightpath, helping to ensure overall reliability and performance. 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."
Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York metropolitan area. The Lightpath network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 5,442 route miles connecting more than 6,000 fiber-lit locations. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world's largest business market for 20 years, Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. Lightpath has been recognized by the New York State Public Service Commission for the last 15 consecutive years that it has issued Commendations of Excellence for service and quality. Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership, including being named North American Regional Service Provider of the Year by MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum). For more information, visit www.golightpath.com.