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Cable Technology Feature Article

October 06, 2008

Tiscali Selects Hibernia to Expand Network

By Mani Soundararajan, TMCnet Contributor

Tiscali International Network (TINet), a carrier dedicated exclusively to the wholesale IP-MPLS market, announced its choice of Hibernia Atlantic, a secure and diverse TransAtlantic submarine and terrestrial cable network, to deliver numerous 10 Gbps wavelengths of capacity to and from Montreal, Dublin, London, Frankfurt, New York City, Ashburn, Chicago and other major metro areas across North America and Europe.
This mammoth increase in capacity is a clear reflection of wholesale customers’ growing needs to deploy IP-based, next generation services and applications over a secure and global cable network.
TINet is one of the first companies worldwide to have a truly global multi-service carrier network in actual production that implements a full suite of service-enabling protocols, including MPLS CoS, IPv6, Ethernet private lines and Multicasting.
Hibernia Atlantic operates the only undersea cable that crosses directly from Ireland to Canada and the U.S, thereby avoiding any one single point of failure, landing point and backhaul route, such as in and around New York and London. By partnering with Hibernia Atlantic, TINet continues to offer a quality class of service products and next-generation opportunities to European and North American customers with greater capacity, access and resiliency.
“The TINet backbone requires diversity and reliability for the traffic we carry around the world,” said Maurizio Binello, chief operating officer for Tiscali International Network. “Hibernia offers a physically diverse and redundant cable connection to Europe and North America, which is flexible enough to grow and support our customers’ increasing bandwidth and security demands. We look forward to continuing to invest in our network capacity globally and to continue to provide this high quality of service to our customers.
“It’s fantastic to see such incredible growth in the IP marketplace,” continued Eric Gutshall, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Hibernia Atlantic. “Hibernia is honored to provide wavelength services to our friends at Tiscali. TINet is a progressive company with proven professionals; working with them feels like we are working with an extension of our own organization. We support Tiscali with diverse builds, secure designs and other TransAtlantic submarine cables to protect their substantial growth. We continue to package new ideas and solutions, including multiple private cables. We are excited to grow with TINet and consider them a valued global partner.

Mani Soundararajan  is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Mani’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Eve Sullivan