Exa Infrastructure announced plans to deploy a new hybrid network route connecting New York and London.

The digital infrastructure firm revealed the plans earlier this week.

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The hybrid route is set to offer high-capacity hybrid data transmission between New York and London, and will use a combination of existing subsea fiber optic cables and a new Microwave wireless link to deliver ultra-low latency transatlantic connectivity.

Exa noted that the hybrid microwave-fiber route will see microwave technology introduced between the LD4 data center in Slough, UK, and EXA’s Cable Landing Station in Cork, Ireland.

The aim of the route is to take a few milliseconds off the response time (latency).

"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 maximize availability," said Ciaran Delaney, Exa chief operating officer.

Exa didn't reveal any details of a deployment date for the new network route.

Last week, Exa announced that it had poached Aqua Comms CEO Jim Fagan. Fagan will take over the CEO role in August.

The company has a network spanning over 125,000km across 34 countries, and operates with more than 500 optical PoPs, with extending routes throughout Europe and North America, crossing the Atlantic via three wholly owned and operated subsea cables.

The company was formed out of European, subsea, and North American network infrastructure and data center assets previously owned by GTT and snapped up by I Squared Capital in September 2021.