SOURCE: Optical Communications Group

Optical Communications Group

June 27, 2012 08:00 ET

Optical Communications Group Connects "Manhattan Bypass" Route to Europe to DuPont Fabros Technology's NJ1 Data Center

Provides Complete Diversity to Manhattan and Low Latency Connectivity to Europe

GLENDALE, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - Optical Communications Group (OCG), a privately held fiber optic connectivity provider, announces today at the Telecom Exchange Press Room that its "Manhattan Bypass" network is now operational at DuPont Fabros Technology's NJ1 data center. The route from New Jersey to Europe offers a completely diverse path from other networks in the region. Located in Piscataway, NJ1 is one of the largest, most sophisticated and efficient data centers available in the Greater Metro New York Area.

OCG's "Manhattan Bypass" avoids congested routes in Manhattan by connecting through the landing stations in Long Island. From NJ1, the distinctive path travels to Long Island via Staten Island and Brooklyn. Once reaching Long Island, the network connects to three transatlantic cables: AC-2/Yellow, Apollo and AC-1. The route offers low latency connectivity to Europe for enterprise and financial customers seeking diversity in the region.

In addition to the route to Europe, OCG is providing diversity from NJ1 to Manhattan through an alternate network ring. This New Jersey to Manhattan cable travels from NJ1 to Manhattan via Staten Island and Brooklyn. OCG's network diversity provides redundancy for clients in the event of a power failure in Manhattan. Additionally, the route is available for temporary connections to supplement primary routes without incurring substantial fees. Along with being available for customized periods of time, the routes are available quickly, with some connections including a five-day turn up, dependent upon inventory.

"Our OCG route travels through New Jersey straight to Europe, avoiding the traditional and congested connection points within Manhattan," states Brad Ickes, President of OCG. "With this diversity, NJ1 customers have added redundancy and security for their critical networks. This flexibility allows for primary network maintenance and cost effective bandwidth bursts."

"Carriers continue to build their fiber networks to NJ1," states Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations for DuPont Fabros Technology. "With over a dozen carriers operational at NJ1, we offer optimal connectivity options to several major financial centers including Mahwah, Carteret, Chicago, and now to European markets."

For more information on OCG, visit www.ocgfiber.com.

About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.

DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient, carrier-neutral and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.4 million gross square feet and 205 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com

About Optical Communications Group (OCG)

Optical Communications Group (OCG), formed in 1998, is a privately held fiber optic connectivity provider. OCG offers high bandwidth fiber optic transmission capacity to a wide range of enterprise customers, voice/data carriers, and government. OCG owns and operates a facilities based network, so we have direct control of end-to-end network quality. OCG's team provides an extensive array of offerings including the design, construction and maintenance of fiber optic networks. Our proficiency in managing the "last mile" is contributing to our reputation as an organization that provides a lower cost, secure, quality solution for your fiber transport needs. For more information, please visit www.ocgfiber.com.

Contact Information

  • For DFT media inquiries, please contact:
    Chris Warnke
    202-478-2330
    cwarnke@dft.com

    For OCG media inquiries, please contact:
    Jaymie Scotto & Associates
    +1.866.695.3629
    pr@jaymiescotto.com