Metro Optic and Crosslake Fibre have combined their networks and service offerings to deliver comprehensive network infrastructure and low latency fiber solutions to big North American data consumers.
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In response to a significant increase in demand for diverse, high-performance, ultra-low-latency networks between key commercial hubs in North America, the two companies have collaborated to deliver a seamless network solution that provides hyperscale connectivity between Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York.
“Metro Optic has a strong, local presence in the fastest growing data center and interconnection markets in Canada,” said Michael Bucheit, General Manager at Metro Optic. “The combination with Crosslake Fibre’s high-speed long-haul network between the U.S. and Canada, creates a unique, one-stop solution for large data users with high performance network requirements.”
The combined service offering will comprise a wide range of high-count dark fiber, illuminated services ranging from 1G to 100G, and ultra low-latency alternatives.
“The combination with Crosslake Fibre’s high-speed long-haul network between the U.S. and Canada, creates a unique, one-stop solution for large data users with high performance network requirements,” said Michael Bucheit, General Manager at Metro Optic.
Local Data Centers
“Crosslake Fibre and Metro Optic have built state-of-the-art digital networks in North America and Europe focused on route diversity, performance and scalability,” said Mike Cunningham, CEO at Crosslake Fibre. “Reaching our customers in more than 40 critical, local data centers and providing long-haul routes to key international locations is a powerful proposition.”
Both firms already possess a controlling stake in Maple Leaf Fibre, a joint venture with Utilities Kingston that is nearing completion and is anticipated to go live in December 2023. The Maple Leaf Fibre cable system will include a terrestrial portion connecting Montréal and Kingston, as well as an underwater stretch connecting Kingston and downtown Toronto through Lake Ontario.
Crosslake Fibre is an International Network Service Provider (INSP) and developer of fibre-optic projects throughout North America and Europe. Crosslake’s innovative approach to running and creating next-generation networks would enable financial services, telecommunications operators, and cloud service providers (CSPs) to access a variety of capacity offerings across new backbone routes.