Tampnet selects GTT optical transport services

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McLean, VA — GTT Communications, Inc., the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced that Tampnet, a leading provider of data networking to the offshore industry, selected GTT’s optical transport services to connect its offshore telecommunication assets in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Tampnet serves more than 240 oil and gas platforms, floating production storage and offloading units, and exploration rigs.

GTT provides diversely routed wavelengths over two of its three transatlantic cables, linking Tampnet’s data centres in Manchester and Slough with its facilities in Houston and Dallas. The solution is built to enable seamless scalability up to 100GE and leverages GTT Express, the lowest latency transatlantic cable system.

‘The customers we serve in the oil and gas industry have very specific diversity and latency requirements,’ stated Arnt Erling Skavdal, CTO, Tampnet. ‘We chose GTT for its ability to engineer a solution that met our design objectives, including a primary path under 97 milliseconds and customized routing to avoid congestion points in the metro hubs interconnecting our global data centres.’

GTT Express is designed to meet the stringent network performance requirements of the most latency-sensitive industries. In addition to bypassing the New York region, GTT Express provides transatlantic wavelength services directly into Canada, avoiding the U.S., if required. GTT Express is also the only U.K. cable system servicing Europe that can bypass London.

‘We are pleased to provide Tampnet with the latency-optimized transatlantic connectivity that they require,’ stated Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. ‘We look forward to supporting their future global networking needs as their business expands.’


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