NJFX, Telxius, And Windstream Create Dual CLS Connection

NJFX, Telxius, and Windstream Wholesale create first dual CLS terrestrial connection

14 October 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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As a driver of collaboration within its cable landing station (CLS) ecosystem, NJFX now marks the spot of the first-ever CLS to CLS terrestrial interconnection after partnering with Telxius and Windstream Wholesale.

It connects the NJFX cable landing station (CLS) in Wall, NJ, to Telxius facilities at the CLS in Virginia Beach, VA. Windstream supports the connection with over 500Tbps of transmission capacity. The news increases global connectivity options with first-ever dual cable landing station terrestrial connection.

“We are proud to be the catalyst of the first-ever CLS to CLS terrestrial route. This is an integral part of the shift the industry is seeing in new infrastructure being deployed to replace the old networking models,” said Gil Santaliz, CEO for NJFX.

“The total capacity of the subsea cables coming out of these two cable landing stations is greater than all of the capacity of the previously placed North American subsea cables stretching across the Atlantic combined. Windstream and Telxius are bilaterally leveraging each company’s routes to address customer network diversity requirements and capacity needs. The potential for clients is endless.”

NJFX’s CLS campus offers access to four subsea cable systems to Europe and South America and seven independent US fibre-based backhaul providers. Customers can access points of presence in 15 countries across Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The Telxius CLS campus in Virginia Beach, includes the Telxius facilities at the MAREA and BRUSA CLS. MAREA’s 200Tbps transmission capacity plus BRUSA’s 138Tbps equal that of the top 10 hub cities in the world combined, ranked by international capacity. They are uniquely suited to deliver massive capacity and the lowest possible latencies.

In addition to offering direct access to those two subsea cable systems to Europe and South America, the Telxius CLS campus features connections with several independent US fibre-based backhaul providers. Access to other advanced subsea cables will be completed soon. Additionally, the Telxius Communications Campus in Virginia Beach connects directly to main data centre campuses in Ashburn, Richmond and Phoenix.

“Telxius, as a world-class communications infrastructure company, is keen to enable the interconnection of two key cable landing stations in the US, offering the strategic ability of network protection at the subsea cable level,” said Gerardo Bonilla, head of sales for Telxius.

“A pioneer as the first provider with connectivity between these two cable landing stations, Windstream can offer robust options to customers to use either cable landing station. Our companies are now able to provide our respective customers end to end global solutions leveraging Windstream’s robust US network and the Telxius subsea global network. Additionally, we are happy to be able to offer services over MAREA and BRUSA from NJFX facilities, creating tremendous value.”

Windstream’s state-of-the-art domestic network consists of approximately 150,000 fibre route miles and connects Tier 1, 2 and 3 cities across the nation. Secure and robust, the core network’s high performance, point-to-point 1G to 100G optical transport ensures direct connectivity, transparency and control to support customer diversity requirements.

In addition, Windstream also provides access to cloud resources at the edge, including from the most popular carrier hotels and data centres to unique locations not available with other carriers. Windstream provides high-speed connectivity directly into NJFX CLS and Telxius CLS campus, enabling access to multiple subsea cable systems. Customers can now also extend their reach through Telxius’s network into South America and Europe.

“Our fibre deployment between two of the most important cable landing stations along the east coast aligns with Windstream’s core strategy to take our national network, global,” added Joe Scattareggia, executive vice president at Windstream Wholesale.

“Our fibre connectivity across the U.S. from Canada to Mexico, combined with our build out at the NJFX CLS campus in New Jersey and at the Telxius CLS campus in Virginia Beach, offers customers the ability to leverage our national network and go beyond.”