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Crosslake Fibre joins Cologix’s interconnection ecosystem to bring submarine connections to North America

Crosslake Fibre joins Cologix’s interconnection ecosystem to bring submarine connections to North America

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Cologix – one of North America’s leading network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale Edge data centre companies – has announced a new partnership with Crosslake Fibre, an international Network Service Provider (NSP) and developer of unique submarine and terrestrial fibre networks. Crosslake Fibre has contracted for space and power services in Cologix’s TOR1 facility to enable customers to store, manage and transmit data via Ontario’s cross-lake, underwater, high-count and fibre-optic cable, connecting vital financial and technology markets in Toronto to New York and Chicago. 

“Cologix 151 Front Street is a highly strategic location for interconnection to our unique network services,” said Fergus Innes, Chief Commercial Officer of Crosslake Fibre. “The Cologix platform gives us access to more markets, carriers, clouds and countries. Cologix is in tune with the growing demand for subsea connectivity and is well-positioned to scale alongside us. Toronto is rapidly growing into a critical core for the next generation of business-critical fibre to enable the future of colocation. We’re excited to partner with Cologix to expand connections in this key technology hub.”

“We’re proud that Crosslake Fibre chose to partner with us for this innovative offering,” said Laura Ortman, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Cologix. “Hosting Crosslake Fibre’s Toronto submarine cable endpoint spanning Lake Ontario opens an additional Canada – US corridor that is the fastest, most direct route from Toronto to New York and Chicago. Together, we share a vision of reducing latency and connecting the world at greater speeds.”  

Cologix operates seven discrete suites at TOR1, located at 151 Front Street, which is one of Canada’s largest and most important telecommunications hubs and home to the Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX). With 20,000+ interconnections, 600+ networks, 300+ cloud providers and 29 onramps in North America, the Cologix interconnection ecosystem provides high-speed connections and customer choice.

“The addition of Crosslake Fibre to our Toronto market further solidifies Cologix’s position as a premier interconnection provider for North American businesses,” added Ortman. “This partnership helps to address the growing demand for additional fibre capacity hastened by Toronto’s technology boom. Major technology companies have set up offices there and it’s positioned to be the next Silicon Valley.” 

According to the 2021 Tech-30 report by CBRE (Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis), a global leader in commercial real estate services and investments, Toronto led all Tech-30 markets for job growth in 2019-2020 at 26.4%. The Tech-30 report measures the technology industry’s impact on job growth, office space and other factors in the 30 leading technology markets in the US and Canada.

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