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Lightpath offering 100G transport service

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:17pm
Brian Santo

Cablevision’s Lightpath is now offering a 100 Gigabit Optical Transport Service (OTS).

100 Gigabit OTS is available throughout the entire Lightpath footprint and sold based on a flat, monthly charge. 

The service is already being used by an unnamed media and entertainment company to move large volumes of video across the region, the company said.

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, Lightpath noted.

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.”

“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.”

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