EXA Infrastructure to implement new hybrid route between New York and London

Press Release

Infrastructure expert extends leadership in low-latency transatlantic connectivity with a new microwave-fibre route link.


LONDON, UK, 27th FEBRUARY 2024 EXA, the digital infrastructure expert, today announced plans to introduce a new hybrid microwave-fibre route between New York and London, extending its leadership in ultra-low latency transatlantic connectivity. EXA already owns and operates the lowest latency transatlantic cable, EXA Express, and this additional technology enhancement is crucial in applications like financial trading, where minimal delays are imperative for maintaining a competitive edge.

“The demand for accelerated connectivity between leading financial exchanges remains unabated,” said Nicholas Collins, EXA’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We are proud to offer the fastest transatlantic fibre routes for financial exchanges between the US and the UK and will continue to listen to our customers when making strategic investments in our network to deliver additional value that supports their growth. Market leading latencies for trade execution means greater financial returns for our customers.”

Ciaran Delaney, EXA’s Chief Operating Officer, added: “The hybrid microwave-fibre route will see microwave technology introduced between Slough-LD4 and EXA’s Cable Landing Station in Cork, Ireland. The network build is a testament to our commitment to enhancing routes and adopting cutting-edge technologies to consistently achieve industry-leading low latencies and maximise availability.”

Today’s announcement follows a number of recent steps by EXA to expand its transatlantic offerings for customers. The addition of Dunant, Havfrue and Amitie subsea cables to its portfolio now provides customers with six distinct transatlantic routes and multiple landing points between North America and Europe.




About EXA Infrastructure 

Headquartered in London, EXA Infrastructure is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital and the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America and owns 151,000 kilometres of fibre network across 34 countries. EXA’s network connects 300 cities and offers 13 Tier 3-equivalent data centres, with sub-sea routes that include six transatlantic cables, and the lowest latency link between Europe and North America. For more information, see exainfra.net 

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