US real estate firm deploys smart grid platform in eight prime buildings


In the US, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) has selected communications firm Hudson Fiber Network (HFN) for smart grid connectivity across eight buildings.

HFN will deploy its communications platform to enable secure and efficient smart grid data telemetry between REITs and its buildings in Jersey City, Hoboken and Paramus.

The development will help REITs to improve management of its buildings and reduce operational and maintenance costs, in addition to improving tenant services.

The project will provide REIT’s tenants with:

  • Full access to local/national WAN and data center footprint
  • Smart grid protection via fully meshed redundant network
  • Lowest latency connection to critical financial data centre hubs
  • Underground fiber network with lit 100G, dark and passive services available
  • Buy dark fiber to-from New York City

Jeff Robator, VP of Operations at HFN, said:  “Technology and network solutions powering today’s tech-focused enterprises are growing at an exponential rate.

“Accessing the latest in fiber network via our Smart Grid technology supports all tenants’ data requirements whether public IP, private network, low-latency, SDN or direct connect cloud services. HFN purpose-builds any bandwidth scenario to optimise today and future proof tomorrow. The builds extend our presence into our client’s offices, enabling tenants to outperform through networks and eliminating their barriers for growth.”

Since establishment in 2002, HFN is connecting customers in 16 key US markets and over 90 locations of the busiest traffic hubs in New York and New Jersey.