United Fiber & Data chosen by global hyperscaler for connectivity

24 June 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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United Fiber & Data (UFD), a provider of a carrier-neutral dark fibre network, today announces that a global hyperscaler has selected it for fibre-optic connectivity between its two US carrier hotels in Manhattan and New Jersey.

The UFD dark fibre solution includes 12 pairs/24 fibre strands total, which provides the unnamed global company with expanded high-capacity options for big data transit. The secured route is customised specifically to the customer’s network design and optimised to avoid outages.

“The security, diversity and scalability of our newly constructed low latency network with easy access to key US carrier hotels has brought this major global customer to UFD for reliable, leading-edge data communications,” said Bill Hynes, founder and CEO of United Fiber & Data. “Our wholly owned and operated greenfield network with all-new fibre allows modern companies to leverage a secure, high-capacity pathway to accommodate exponential data growth.”

Back in May, UFD went live with its fibre-optic network connecting New York City to Ashburn, Virginia. The purpose-built, greenfield network connects UFD’s 60+ mile metro fibre-optic network in NYC to Ashburn, via a 340-mile physically diverse long-haul route. This new pipeline’s framework is comprised of all new construction using a single manufacturer cable with a high-count cable that is essential for transferring big data.

We’re thrilled to unveil this new fibre network, which offers a superior alternative along the popular New York City to Ashburn route,” said Hynes at the time. “With UFD’s fibre, customers can achieve the redundancy required by modern-day networks with a secure pathway that can support leading-edge optical gear while maintaining low latency. The infrastructure that UFD is bringing to the east coast and rural areas helps democratise opportunity for start-ups and established tech companies alike.”