Optimum Lightpath has announced the availability of a low latency optical transport service. Developed to meet the specific low-latency, high-bandwidth demands of its smart community customers in the finance, health care, media and government sectors, the new service is available on pre-equipped and pre-conditioned routes on Optimum Lightpath’s footprint, and based on a simple, flat-rate pricing model.
The low-latency optical transport service can deliver speeds down to the microsecond level with guaranteed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and has been developed to meet the specific demands of Optimum Lightpath’s vertical sector customers, particularly large financial institutions. 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, according to the company. Large customers in the health care and government sectors have also expressed demand for low-latency services.
Optimum Lightpath’s point-to-point, low-latency services are supported by a guaranteed minimum latency and circuit turn-up time frame, and rapid time-to-market availability. Route distances are minimized by bypassing common carrier infrastructure, offering each customer their own private expressway, and more routes will be added over time. The offer is designed for customers that require 1 gigabit and 10 gigabit wavelength services in predetermined low-latency routes within Optimum Lightpath’s NY metro area footprint.
“Large organizations are ready to take their networks to the next level to leverage the competitive advantage that Optimum Lightpath’s low-latency service offers,” said Dave Pistacchio, president of Optimum Lightpath. “Whether making a key financial trade, saving a patient’s life or ensuring government department decision-making is based on the latest information, low latency is a key driver of effective data communication. As a result, Optimum Lightpath can offer an edge to organizations that operate in an environment where every microsecond matters.”