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Press Release -- December 3rd, 2013
Source: Optical Communications Group

Optical Communications Group Links with DE-CIX Internet Exchange at 325 Hudson Street, NYC’s Leading Carrier-Neutral Interconnection Facility

OCG Provides Dark Fiber Ring for DE-CIX New York  

New York, NY (December 3, 2013) – Optical Communications Group (OCG), a leading fiber optic connectivity provider based in New York, announces today a new partnership with DE-CIX North America Inc., part of the DE-CIX group – the world’s largest Internet Exchange operator. As part of DE-CIX’s initiative to expand into North America, the company established a new open, carrier-neutral Internet exchange in New York City.

OCG will provide the dark fiber backbone for DE-CIX New York, including the service location at 325 Hudson, the carrier-neutral core interconnection facility strategically located on New York City’s fiber-dense crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel. Ready for service on November 13, DE-CIX New York currently consists of five Points of Presence (PoPs) across the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. More service locations will be announced in the future.

Throughout the New York/New Jersey metro, DE-CIX New York will offer the same resilient service that successfully serves nearly 600 global networks in its Frankfurt exchange. With a growing list of customers, the company is building DE-CIX New York to be one of the five largest Internet exchanges in the world by 2020.

According to DE-CIX CTO Arnold Nipper, the partnership with OCG will help make this goal attainable.

“OCG has provided us with a dark fiber ring that covers all key facilities for DE-CIX New York,” explains Nipper. “Using the same robust setup we have used in Frankfurt for years, our initial backbone design will provide up to 320 Gbps of capacity that can be upgraded to support numerous terabits per second as demand dictates.”

Brad Ickes, founder of OCG, adds that his company is pleased to offer a presence at 325 Hudson, which gives companies like DE-CIX access to high-bandwidth, fiber optic transmission capacity.

“DE-CIX’s choice to use OCG’s fiber infrastructure will add high quality and reliability to the DE-CIX deployment,” comments Ickes. “New York will greatly benefit from DE-CIX’s arrival, and OCG is proud to be part of the DE-CIX infrastructure.”

“The partnership that has been established between DE-CIX and OCG at 325 Hudson is exactly why this carrier-neutral facility exists,” states Hunter Newby, joint venture partner at 325 Hudson. “We provide these core network interconnections to assist in the collaboration of innovative and vital companies like DE-CIX and OCG.  Together we are creating a stronger means of communication locally and globally.”

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About Optical Communications Group

Optical Communications Group (OCG), formed in 1998, is a privately held fiber optic connectivity provider. OCG offers high bandwidth fiber optic transmission capacity to a wide range of enterprise customers, voice/data carriers, and government. OCG owns and operates a facilities based network, so we have direct control of end-to-end network quality. Our team provides an extensive array of offerings including the design, construction and maintenance of fiber optic networks. Our proficiency in managing the “last mile”, is contributing to our reputation as an organization that provides a lower cost, secure, quality solution for your fiber transport needs.

To contact OCG, email

About DE-CIX North America Inc.

DE-CIX North America Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the international unit within the DE-CIX group. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt/Germany is the leading operator of Ethernet-based carrier and ISP interconnection (Peering) worldwide. DE-CIX facilitates the exchange of IP traffic between networks through a distributed, failsafe and scalable infrastructure in various metro markets across Germany, Middle East and North America. This includes broadband networks, hosting providers, content providers and cloud computing players. More than 500 ISPs from over 50 countries use DE-CIX to handle a large fraction of their Internet traffic and make DE-CIX the world’s largest interconnection facility that supports peering. DE-CIX’s customer base includes the world’s leading players, such as 1&1, Akamai, China Telecom, Facebook, Google and Telefonica.

To contact DE-CIX, email

About 325 Hudson

325 Hudson Street is a 10-story, 240,000 square foot building located in the heart of New York City’s “Hudson Square” neighborhood, along the fiber-dense Hudson Street corridor.  The building has direct access to Transatlantic cables and major metro and regional fiber providers. The carrier-neutral core interconnection facility features a building-owned and managed Meet Me Room with a commitment to no monthly recurring cross connect fees. With the building and the Meet Me Room under common ownership, 325 Hudson provides a stable long-term neutral environment for global network operators to thrive in New York City.

To contact 325 Hudson, email


Media Contact for OCG, DE-CIX and 325 Hudson:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates

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