Spread Networks upgrades Chicago to New York route to 100G

18 September 2012 |


US provider Spread Networks has deployed 100G technology on its Chicago to New York fibre backbone.

The company is now offering 100Gbps of optical bandwidth on its 14.6 millisecond ultra-low latency wavelength services between the two cities.

Spread’s platform now supports full-fill capacity of 80 wavelengths at 100Gbps, allowing up to 8Tbps of data transfer per fibre pair.

ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000 platform was selected for the deployment.

"We are pleased to add 100G coherent technology to our industry leading wavelength product line. No other Chicago-to-New York network can beat our track record on latency, availability and customer service, and no other Chicago-to-New-York network offers as much route diversity from other carrier paths. With the introduction of 100G technology, we have added another key feature where we lead the market," said Murray White, EVP for market development at Spread Networks.

Spread is also offering 100Gbps wavelengths on its commodity class low latency service between Chicago and New York, with a 15.9 millisecond round trip, and has certified the technology for use on its private dark fibre service with round trips in under 13.33 milliseconds.