MONTREAL, Sept. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Metro Optic, one of Canada’s largest independent telecommunications providers of high-capacity fiber optic networks and services, has launched a new digital highway – the Expo Route – for large-scale data center users , data centers and data center users provide services. – Push businesses and local communities to upgrade to high-speed connectivity.
The Expo Route connects Montreal’s South Shore to Metro Optic’s dense fiber optic network on the Island of Montreal. It provides access to more than 30 large data centers using redundant and diverse fiber optic rings over which Metro Optic delivers high-capacity telecommunications services. The route is designed for Montreal’s fast-growing community of large-scale data users, which includes global cloud providers, telecom operators, universities, as well as local digital industries and urban centres.
Additionally, this data superhighway gives customers direct access to the largest digital onramp of public cloud services, as well as key long-distance routes south to the United States, east to the Maritimes and Europe, and west to Toronto, Vancouver and Asia.
“The explosive growth of artificial intelligence, gaming and other cloud-based applications in Montreal is driving strong demand,” said Michael Bucheit, general manager of Metro Optic. “Metro Optic’s new Expo route is an extremely reliable, state-of-the-art high-capacity digital network , will play a key role in supporting Montreal to remain at the forefront of technology development.”
This new route provides the only geographically diverse alternative to the existing and severely aging off-island telecommunications network. It is over 200 kilometers long and provides high-density dark fiber and high-capacity lighting services ranging from 1GB to 100GB.
About Meicheng Optical
Metro Optic is one of Canada’s largest independent fiber optic telecommunications service providers. Headquartered in Montreal, the company builds, owns and operates massively scalable fiber optic networks, providing dark and bright light fiber optic solutions to medium and large enterprises, carriers, cloud service providers, wholesalers and data center operators. Metro Optic’s network of high-capacity, diverse connectivity solutions is available in major data centers and interconnection hubs in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Metro Optic is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cologix Inc., a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral hyperscale edge data centers and services in 11 North American markets. Cologix is the interconnection hub for cloud service providers, operators and a rich ecosystem of partners looking to deploy applications at the very edge in Canada and the United States.For more information, see www.metrooptic.com.
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