HONG KONG — PCCW Global and New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) announced the launch of a new point of presence (PoP) at the NJFX cable landing station (CLS) for direct access to PCCW’s MPLS network and the Console Connect platform.

The availability of Console Connect’s Software Defined Interconnection® platform at the NJFX CLS gives customers access to a global ecosystem of cloud, data center, SaaS, UcaaS, IX, and IoT partners.

Console Connect’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform also offers extended coverage to more than 350 data centers in 44 countries worldwide. The automated Console Connect fabric is underpinned by PCCW’s IP backbone and MPLS network, which spans more than 3,000 cities and 160 countries.

Via the new PoP, users can access PCCW’s MPLS network — either by using the Console Connect centralized port or by leveraging the open API platform — and directly reach major cities across Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

“Establishing a PoP at NJFX provides Console Connect and PCCW Global users with access to direct, low-latency routes to major business hubs along the east coast,” said Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW. “At the same time, we are excited to bring Console Connect’s on-demand global connectivity to NJFX customers, who can experience the agility and flexibility of Software Defined Interconnection.”

NJFX’s carrier-neutral CLS colocation campus offers direct access to multiple independent subsea cable systems interconnecting North America, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. The facility serves a growing ecosystem of global carriers, content providers, enterprises, and government entities, and offers access to more than 10 terrestrial backhaul fiber routes across North America.

“We welcome PCCW Global to NJFX’s rich carrier-neutral CLS ecosystem,” said Gil Santaliz, CEO and founder of NJFX. “Our ‘Tier 3 by the Subsea’ motto emphasizes NJFX’s unique advantage of having diverse interconnection options located at a cable landing station. With PCCW Global, our customers now have increased access to routes across Asia Pacific through their robust global IP network.”