Laser Light, Equinix to deploy laser-based communications network

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) has been selected by Laser Light Communications (US) and its affiliate firm, Laser Light Global, LTD (UK), as its strategic interconnection provider for Laser Light´s All Optical Hybrid Global Network, or “HALO,” a hybrid optical network exclusively utilizing laser technology, the company said.

As part of the initial agreement, Laser Light will establish its inaugural global Point of Presence (PoP) at Equinix´s DC11 International Business Exchangeâ„¢ (IBX®) data center in the Washington, D.C. area.

With its deployment at DC11, Laser Light will commence installation, testing and demonstration of its leading-edge laser communications and SD-WAN equipment. Once operational, the HALO satellite constellation will offer its Optical Satellite as a Service (OSaaS) – SpaceCableâ„¢ services to carriers, enterprises and government customers at Equinix facilities around the globe, providing a seamless all-optical communications system, through its hybrid satellite-terrestrial network, capable of quickly and cost-effectively connecting any two points on the globe with 100Gbps service links.

Equinix connects businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.