September 17, 2020
PCCW Global, a leading international communications service provider, and New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), the only Cable Landing Station (CLS) colocation campus in the U.S offering Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center capabilities, today announced the launch of a new point-of-presence (PoP) at NJFX CLS for direct access to PCCW Global’s MPLS network and the Console Connect platform.
The availability of Console Connect’s Software Defined Interconnection® platform at the NJFX carrier-neutral CLS facility in New Jersey immediately brings connectivity on-demand to NJFX customers, giving them instant and easy access to a global ecosystem of leading cloud, data center, SaaS, UcaaS, IX and IoT partners.
Console Connect’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform also offers extended coverage to more than 350 data centers in 44 countries worldwide. The automated Console Connect fabric is underpinned by PCCW Global’s industry-leading IP backbone and MPLS network which spans more than 3,000 cities and 160 countries.
Via the new PoP at the NJFX CLS, users can access PCCW Global’s MPLS network – either by using the Console Connect centralized port or by leveraging the open API platform – and directly reach major cities across Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Financial organizations located at NJFX CLS can also leverage the secure, uncontended PCCW Global MPLS network to access financial markets globally.
Mr. Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global, said, “Establishing a PoP at NJFX provides Console Connect and PCCW Global users with access to direct, low latency routes to major business hubs along the east coast. At the same time, we are excited to bring Console Connect’s on-demand global connectivity to NJFX customers, who can experience the agility and flexibility of Software Defined Interconnection®.”
NJFX’s carrier-neutral CLS colocation campus offers direct access to multiple independent subsea cable systems interconnecting North America, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. The facility serves a growing ecosystem of global carriers, content providers, enterprises and government entities, and offers access to more than 10 terrestrial backhaul fiber routes across North America.
Mr. Gil Santaliz, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of NJFX, said, “We welcome PCCW Global to NJFX’s rich carrier-neutral CLS ecosystem. Our ‘Tier 3 by the Subsea’ motto emphasizes NJFX’s unique advantage of having diverse interconnection options located at a cable landing station. With PCCW Global, our customers now have increased access to routes across Asia Pacific through their robust global IP network.”