Optimum Lightpath is enhancing the need for network responsiveness with the introduction of its new optical transport service. Building off its previously announced 40 Gbps transport service, the new low latency service is being offered on a flat-rate pricing model and can deliver speeds down to the microsecond level with guaranteed service level agreements (SLAs).
Given its presence in the New York metro market, the service will likely resonate loudest with the financial service community where even one second of latency could mean a lost trade to a competitor. Optimum Lightpath's low latency service will accommodate various latency-sensitive financial applications including electronic trading, information exchange and electronic messaging. At the same time, Optimum Lightpath said that government and healthcare customers are making low latency part of their service requirements.
To minimize route distances and maintain low latency and activation time, Optimum Lightpath bypasses common carrier networks and offers each of its customers their own private highway to route their respective traffic. Targeted at large business accounts that need 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps wavelength connections, the service is delivered over pre-determined low latency routes in Optimum Lightpath's NY metro network footprint.
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