Secures itself as a Vibrant and Crucial Interconnection Hub for the Western Hemisphere
Securing itself as a vibrant and crucial interconnection hub for the Western Hemisphere, NJFX celebrated a huge milestone this month: completing its FIFTH year in business. As the only Cable Landing Station (CLS) colocation campus in the U.S offering Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center capabilities, NJFX has experienced unprecedented growth since its 2016 grand opening. In doing so, it has secured its position as a major hub of connectivity for the Western Hemisphere and beyond.
NJFX Founder and CEO Gil Santaliz had the vision to create connectivity in a neutral environment at the cable landing station where competition could be fostered to benefit customers and collaboration could occur to increase connectivity and diversity for all. That vision has not only been realized, it’s being emulated.
A Powerful Model Driving Innovation
“NJFX is smashing the model of what a CLS is – which is no longer a passive location serving a singular purpose. Getting away from the idea that it’s just a landing point that provides connection to a faraway hub for carriers, NJFX serves as a landing point that is the hub itself,” This is being noticed by others as they plan landing stations around the world.” – Gil Santaliz, CEO and Founder NJFX
A delegation of officials from the South American countries of Chile and Ecuador visited the campus in early 2020 to learn more about achieving an optimal model of interconnection for future projects.
“We learned a lot about considerations for power, backup power, location and more,” stated López. “We found our tour of the NJFX facility enlightening and fascinating. It’s truly a unique campus with access to several subsea and terrestrial routes.” – Natalia López, Head of the Telecommunications Development Fund Division, Government of Chile
CLS as Vibrant a Hub, Not a Passive Passthrough
NJFX has proven itself as a hub of interconnection right at the cable landing point, rather than a passive location that where subsea cables terminate or pass through.
“What used to be a passthrough today is an ecosystem. You’ve got cables landing, cloud services, carriers providing backhaul and internet provider presence. We look at these partnerships, what opportunities best offer us potential to sell our services.” – Joe Scattareggia EVP, Wholesale, Windstream Wholesale
Why NJFX is the Location of Choice
NJFX continues to drive innovation and help its carriers and subsea provider clients build their networks with maximum diversity at both the terrestrial and subsea level, avoiding traditional bottlenecks and highly congested areas such as NYC metro and Miami.
“NJFX was chosen for its location, well above any tidal or weather induced storm surges, for the safety and security of the landing. Also,for its position on key interconnection routes and for its ecosystems of interconnection partners, who can carry traffic from here across the length and breadth of the USl, avoiding more traditional pinch points in lower Manhattan.”- Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms
“We designed our architecture at NJFX to support high capacity and huge demand ahead for expanded network reach and resiliency. At the NJFX CLS, we offer maximum flexibility and extensions into the rest of the Telia Carrier global network and tie it into the recently announced expansion of the East Coast corridor where we added two new routes between New Jersey and Northern Virginia.” – Staffan Göjeryd, CEO, Telia Carrier
“We were all big fans of NJFX right from the start and had faith that NJFX would build a unique and impactful CLS ecosystem. The investment we made at their CLS campus has really paid off. We’ve seen tremendous growth stem from our point of presence at NJFX. Their team has been a great partner for ZenFi as our services complement each other, and as such we are seeing a lot of new business coming out of NJFX.” – Thomas Schemly, Executive Director, Telecom Solutions for ZenFi Networks
The company is proud to celebrate its fifth anniversary with its robust ecosystem of partners, carriers, and customers. For more information, visit www.njfx.net.