C&W Networks today announced that it has expanded its reach with the integration of the recently activated, state-of-the-art Point-of-Presence (POP) node at the Jacksonville, Florida Network Access Point (NAP) known as Jax NAP.
The expansion of C&W Networks’ capacity is part of its overall strategy to deliver advanced connectivity through a wide range of interconnect options to terrestrial networks and other international carriers located in the Jax NAP facility. With the unlimited carrier access the Jax NAP provides its customers, C&W Networks will further enhance its position among the top tier players across the fast-growing region of the Caribbean, Central and South American markets.
“The interconnection between multiple telecommunication carriers creates a diverse but neutral environment that allows seamless connectivity to fulfill our customer’ objectives,” said Paul Scott, President of C&W Networks. “We are very excited about this project — the level of investment not only ensures we are ready to meet our customers’ growing demands, but it also allows us to provide true ‘on-net’ services from any point within the C&W Networks global reach.”
C&W Networks has deployed a fully operational facility at the Jax NAP to provide expansive connectivity from its submarine networks including the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (“PCCS”), Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1), and Colombia-Florida Express (CFX-1). With over 21 different carriers and eight unique data centers at the Jax NAP facility, C&W Networks can enable customers with traditional transport services such as synchronous digital hierarchy/synchronous optical networking (SDH/SONET), and a variety of services including IP, MPLS, colocation space, and disaster recovery.
“Working with the team at C&W Networks has been a pleasure,” said Luke Leonaitis, Senior Partner of the Jax NAP. “To have an international player of their breadth, with coverage of more than 40 countries, brings a great deal of value to the NAP and to Jacksonville’s emergence as a go-to place for customers in the Caribbean, Central and South America with interconnect and bandwidth needs. We look forward to advancing our relationship with C&W Networks and by extension, their affiliated companies in the broader Liberty Global group in providing world-class interconnect facility here at the Jax NAP.”
From subsea fiber connectivity to fully integrated disaster recovery suites located within the Jax NAP facility, this new POP provides a wide range of colocation and telecommunication amenities to businesses of all shapes and sizes. The 700-square-foot node employs state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide the ultimate in-network availability. This includes system redundancy on all levels including commercial alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) battery plant power, fiber connectivity, HVAC, BMS/Access/Security Systems, and chemical fire suppression, all controlled and monitored 24×7 by C&W Networks Network Operations Center (NOC) in Miami.