Vincenzo “Enzo” Clemente of Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey based telecommunications and dark fiber optic solutions provider, was recently published in the August 2012 issue of TechNews. Enzo’s article, “Network Redundancy Goes Wireless in New Jersey,” featured in the Business and Strategy section of the publication, takes a dive into the world of colocation and data centers, the last mile and radio frequency (RF) communications throughout New Jersey. As the home to more than 36 colocation and data centers, New Jersey is a prime location for financial service providers, healthcare businesses, technology companies, education systems and more, due to the high capability of NJ’s infrastructure.
Noted in the article, last mile connectivity is of upmost important to any business. Networks must have a high-bandwidth capable last mile connection, in order to prevent failure. According to the article, “the last mile is the vital link that connects a company and its information to the rest of the world.” Technology industries and healthcare services need the highest security and protection and cannot risk losing connectivity. In order to ensure this security, industries are building their own private, individualized networks and by incorporating the last mile, their information is able to be distributed throughout the world.
Along with the last mile connectivity, dark fiber plays an important role in transferring information “at the speed of light,” and by lighting dark fiber, this is able to happen. With dark fiber, companies are able to have control over their networks, yet they must make sure that their networks are taking the correct route. Even with a slight curvature in the route, information may not be delivered, at the hoped for, speed of light. Although last mile connectivity and dark fiber are both lifeline factors when it comes to network connectivity, radio frequency communications technology is also vital.
Radio frequency (RF) wireless communication technology “transmits signals over short distances.” The technology can travel directly, with no need to go through mountains or buildings; it is the most direct path. RF communication may be a direct path, however it is not the most reliable way for information to be transmitted. Ultra-low latency connectivity, as used by high frequency trading firms and enterprise financial users, can benefit from RF wireless communication technologies. RF wireless communication technologies, as long as they are equipped with dark fiber, will support ultra-low latency connectivity.
With dark fiber, colocation and data centers, the last mile, and RF communication technologies constantly evolving, it is important to know that in New Jersey, “the best and most direct alternative network solutions will continue to be the ultimate requirement.”
To read Vincenzo “Enzo” Clemente’s article in TechNews please visit http://njtcblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/network-redundancy-goes-wireless-in-new-jersey/
Blog Written By: Amy Leigh DeLuca