In order to remain competitive, network services providers today must be operationally efficient, agile and better able to adapt to their customers’ requirements. It’s also essential that they can offer truly global reach and a densely interconnected ecosystem. If not, there are limits on the networking services they can offer their clients.

A positive example of this dynamic is Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), which will extend its global footprint over the network powered by Epsilon under a recently announced partnership.

HFN was once a customer of Metcom Network Services (MNS), which Epsilon recently acquired. Following the acquisition, HFN affirmed it would expand its service offerings across Epsilon’s strategic connections throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, stitched with core backhaul connectivity to New York. Additionally, given increasing global infrastructure requirements, HFN will colocate in interconnections hubs operated by Epsilon in London and Hong Kong.

Via Epsilon’s Enterprise Connect product line, HFN will use Epsilon’s local access services in Europe and Asia. A joint project to assist HFN to further the delivery of its exceptional network performance and quality of service throughout all markets is part of the agreement. HFN, by partnering with Epsilon, will also eliminate the need for distributed procurement teams to manage local service provider relationships and network operations.

Brett Diamond, CEO of HFN, commented on the partnership.

“We have grown significantly and are very excited to leverage Epsilon’s colocation facilities and global network reach to further extend connectivity services to our customers worldwide. It will support our mission to deliver high-performance network services throughout key U.S. and global markets,” explained Mr. Diamond. “We look forward to expanding upon our partnership with additional Dedicated Internet Access and transport services in the future.”

Epsilon’s network — a carrier-grade, next-generation terabit optical global backbone that incorporates a unique on-demand networking technology — is deployed across 90 Points of Presence (PoPs) globally, and connects over 600 network operators, communications and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).  

Epsilon CEO Jerzy Szlosarek is optimistic about the long-term future of his company’s pact with HFN.

“This partnership demonstrates Epsilon’s service capabilities to assist fast-growing connectivity service providers with global network reach across our widespread network,” shared Mr. Szlosarek.  “We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with HFN as they continue to grow their service capabilities by providing them the simplest and most efficient way to serve their customers around the world, while expanding our services to other US regional network providers.”

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