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Optical Communications Group (OCG) announces the installation of the first of four high-count dark fiber cables in to the new Meet Me Room (MMR) at 325 Hudson Street, the carrier-neutral core network interconnection facility strategically located on the fiber-dense crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel in New York City. Through this new dark fiber OCG is preparing for the addition of a diverse 100G DWDM core transport node on its expansive New York metro network. The new dark fiber build is comprised of a 4 x 864 count cable design with all 4 fiber cables coming from 4 different manholes on Hudson Street for the most diverse entrance and robust fiber access possible.

The new dark fiber provides physical access to the OCG network including several transatlantic submarine cable systems, broadcast media and entertainment centers in the New York metro area. The dark fiber is available for lease or Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU), for those customers requiring control of producing their own dedicated, lit capacity. Additionally, OCG’s 100G DWDM core node in the 325 Hudson Street MMR will add diversity for customers looking for an alternative to the lit networks built over the past decade that are limited to offering only 10G transport services and, or only from legacy interconnection points.


“OCG’s addition of dark fiber and 100G DWDM to 325 Hudson’s Meet Me Room advances the connectivity options available within the building,” states Brad Ickes, President of OCG. “325 Hudson is offering a new network interconnection point to customers in NYC in a neutral, reliable and cost effective environment and we are proud to be a partner in this business endeavor.”

“The 325 Hudson Street Meet Me Room takes pride in providing network operators, such as OCG, not only a physically diverse option for interconnections in an established carrier hotel in New York City, but also a path to superior financial returns and higher margins due to there being no monthly recurring charges for cross connects,“ states Hunter Newby, Joint Venture Partner at 325 Hudson. “OCG has built its network for optimal diversity in and around Manhattan and our customers will certainly benefit from their design and capabilities. We look forward to a long relationship between 325 Hudson and OCG.”

The 325 Hudson core network interconnection facility provides all network operators in the New York and New Jersey Metro markets with carrier-neutral connectivity options. The building’s Meet Me Room does not charge monthly recurring cross connect fees, providing a reliable, stable and long-term neutral environment for global network operators. Located in New York City’s prime telecom center with immediate connectivity to transatlantic cables and the fiber-dense Hudson Street corridor, the building offers critical features, such as heavy floor loading capacity, 12-foot ceilings, as well as robust HVAC, power, and back-up power supply.