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NexGen expands low latency fiber backbone in Europe and Asia

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NexGen Networks deploys new PoPs in Tokyo and Frankfurt

NextGen Networks, a global provider of high-speed fiber-optic services, announced that it has deployed new Points of Presence (PoPs) in data centers run by Equinix in Tokyo (TY3) and Frankfurt (FR2).

This expansion adds coverage of the Asia Pacific (APAC) region for NexGen. As a longtime Equinix customer, the company has used Platform Equinix to scale its business to provide an ultra-low latency route between Europe and Asia to meet the needs of global enterprises.

NexGen Networks uses Equinix’s global footprint of IBX data centers to establish a presence in many of the top metros for international markets including Chicago, New York City, London and Philadelphia.

Jeffrey Barth, vice president of sales at NexGen Networks, said: “This expansion will improve service for our customers around the world, providing uninterrupted, high speed access to leading financial centers. Furthermore, it provides interconnection with our recently acquired capacity on the TEA cable system, which gives us an incredibly efficient and reliable path from Europe into Asia.”

Equinix SG3

Equinix SG3 data center in Singapore

Source: Equinix

Direct interconnections

Equinix’s centrally located FR2 data center in Frankfurt is among the world’s most carrier-dense, thanks in part to a partnership with DE-CIX Frankfurt, the largest Internet exchange point in the world. NexGen’s expansion to FR2 is a step to ensuring that its customers have access to the most critical infrastructure in the key financial and commercial centers of the world.

In Equinix’s TY3 data center, NexGen will be able to deliver local or regional 10Gb wavelength or traditional Ethernet services, as well as offering connections from TY3 over the RJCN/TEA and PC1 routes. These are particularly beneficial for financial institutions that require low latency options to equities and futures markets in Europe and the US.

NexGen clients will also be able to take advantage of a full range of premium colocation, interconnection and support services at the facility, which is a major peering and Internet exchange point for the Asia-Pacific region with connections to Japan’s two largest financial exchanges – the Tokyo Futures Exchange (TFX) and the Tokyo Commodities Exchange (TOCOM).

Jim Poole, vice president, global service providers, Equinix said: “Equinix’s unmatched data center footprint means businesses can rapidly deploy data center operations worldwide and have the flexibility to scale up or down to suit business needs. NexGen Networks is a perfect example of a customer that aggressively grew its business on Platform Equinix and we are looking forward to continuing on this exciting journey.”

Global enterprises

By providing additional capacity on its fiber backbone, NexGen Networks is able to more effectively meet the growing needs of global enterprises who are adopting hybrid cloud and require up to 100G of bandwidth between Equinix data centers and the back office.

Enterprises looking to build a multi-cloud architecture can also use Equinix’s cloud ecosystem of more than 500 cloud services including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft ExpressRoute, and Google Cloud Platform.

Earlier this year Equinix announced that it is boosting interconnection capacity by opening new data centers in five major markets including New York and London.

 

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