22 Jul 2019

Crosslake Fibre Selects BSO Network As Exclusive Commercial Partner For New Subsea Fibre Route Under Lake Ontario

PRESS RELEASE Updated on December 5, 2019 

Crosslake Fibre, selects BSO Networks as exclusive commercial partner for Low Latency Services on new Lake Ontario route

Paris, London, Toronto July 22, 2019
Crosslake Fibre, builder, owner and operator of strategic fibre systems, are pleased to announce that they have chosen BSO Networks (BSO), award-winning Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider as its 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 22, 2019 (revision: service live as of November 28, 2019)

Mike Cunningham, CEO of CrossLake Fibre states,

“Our new submarine and terrestrial fibre optic cable system 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 the technical requirements of the global financial community.”  Adding “We have known the BSO team for many years and as a trusted partner know that they will go to market with a clear message of the unique value Velocity can provide.”

Michael Ourabah, BSO’s CEO 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.”  Adding, “We are looking forward to adding their new submarine and terrestrial fibre optic system to our growing global network. BSO is now able to offer the lowest latency fibre path, as well as alternative, geographically diverse protected routes in an already successful market for us.”

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The company was founded in 2004 and serves the world’s largest financial institutions. BSO is a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, helping over 600 data-intensive businesses across diverse markets, including financial services, technology, energy, e-commerce, media and others. BSO owns and provides mission-critical infrastructure, including network connectivity, cloud solutions, managed services and hosting, that are specific and dedicated to each customer served.

The company’s network comprises 240+ PoPs across 33 markets, 50+ cloud on-ramps, is integrated with all major public cloud providers and connects to 75+ on-net internet exchanges and 30+ stock exchanges. The team of experts works closely with customers in order to create solutions that meet the detailed and specific needs of their business, providing the latency, resilience and security they need regardless of location.

BSO is headquartered in Ireland, and has 11 offices across the globe, including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Access our website and find out more information: www.bso.co