Monday, April 5, 2010

Optimum Lightpath's Low Latency Optical Transport Offers Microsecond SLA

Cablevision's Optimum Lightpath group announced the availability of a point-to-point, low-latency, optical transport service for customers in the finance, healthcare, media and government sectors. The service is available on pre-equipped and pre-conditioned routes on Optimum Lightpath's footprint, and based on a simple, flat-rate pricing model.

Optimum Lightpath said it can deliver speeds down to the microsecond level with guaranteed Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The SLA include a guaranteed minimum latency and circuit turn up time frame, and rapid time to market availability. One gigabit and 10 Gbps wavelengths are offered within Optimum Lightpath's NY metro area footprint.

The New York metropolitan area hosts 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 as every microsecond matters when making trades and offering competitive services to a global customer base. Large customers in the healthcare and government sectors have also expressed demand for low latency services.

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