News / July 24, 2019

Press Release: Crosslake Fibre selects IX Reach’s parent company, BSO, as exclusive commercial partner for new subsea fibre route under Lake Ontario

crosslake fibre lake ontarioManchester, UK – 24th July 2019: Crosslake Fibre, builder, owner and operator of strategic fibre systems, are pleased to announce that they have chosen us as their exclusive partner to deliver Crosslake Velocity – a new ultra low latency network service between Toronto & New Jersey for the financial services market.

Crosslake Velocity, a unique & historic build across Lake Ontario, cuts off the corner traditional terrestrial networks use around the East of the Lake to deliver significant a saving in latency.

Connecting the commercial and financial centres of Canada and the US, Velocity is the only Canadian-US cable system to cross Lake Ontario with the latest submarine and terrestrial technology ensuring the network is optimised and deployed to deliver maximum performance and reliability.

The route is currently undergoing testing and will be operational from July 2019.

Mike Cunningham, CEO at CrossLake Fibre says, “Our new submarine and terrestrial fibre optic cable provides unparalleled performance to the financial services market. We have made this strategic decision to exclusively partner with BSO as we recognise their extensive experience and understanding of the business and technical requirements of the global financial community. We have known the BSO team for many years and as a trusted partner know that they will go to market with a clean message of the unique value Velocity can provide.”

Michael Ourabah, our Founder and CEO at BSO commented, “We are very pleased to be partnering with the team at Crosslake to deliver this unique new route from Canada to the New Jersey triangle. We are looking forward to adding their new submarine and terrestrial fibre optic cable to our growing global network. BSO is now able to offer the lowest latency fibre path and also alternative, geographically diverse protected routes in an already successful market for us.”

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