Bell Canada, in partnership with FirstLight Fiber, announced new unique wavelength data routes with speeds up to 400G that will enable triversity – otherwise known as triple redundancy – between Secaucus, NJ, Toronto and Montréal. These will be available in Q1 of 2024.
"With continued growth in data demand, – particularly because of cloud technology and AI delivered by leading telecom networks like Bell Canada – we are excited to fortify Bell's extensive footprint further with these new routes, which will enable faster and more reliable data transport between the major hubs in Secaucus, Toronto, and Montréal,” said Ivan Mihaljevic, SVP, Bell Wholesale.
Launched by Bell in April 2021, 400G wavelength technology delivers significantly increased speeds and the capacity required by large cloud and data centre providers, offering reliable, secure fibre-optic networks for the transport of voice, data, and video. By adding triversity to its network capabilities, Bell can reliably offer resilient business continuity.
As Secaucus, NJ is a major data centwe hub with explosive growth and customer demand, this move supports Bell's plan to increase network resilience, fulfilling needs of customers requiring connectivity between Canada and the US. The new routes will terminate in Equinix's data centre campus in Secaucus and will allow traffic flow into the US, fortifying the networks for Bell customers.
These routes will provide triversity into Secaucus, bypassing New York City for two routes:
- Toronto – Secaucus
- Montréal – Secaucus, via Albany
- Montréal – Secaucus, via the Maritimes, going through Manhattan
In addition to existing routes to New York City, these new routes will also enable triversity into New York City:
- Toronto – Secaucus - NYC
- Montréal – NYC, via Albany
- Montréal – NYC, via the Maritimes
"Given the vast amount of bandwidth we expect AI will require, coupled with the criticality of network resilience, we are delighted to work with Bell Canada to offer these unique routes that provide bandwidth up to 400G, diversely routed between Canada and the United States,” added Patrick Coughlin, Chief Development Officer for FirstLight.