Optical Communications Group (OCG) recently announced 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 is designed to offer a diverse path from other networks in the region. Located in Piscataway, NJ1 is considered 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,” said 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.”