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Cable Technology Feature Article

January 22, 2009

Hibernia Atlantic Announces New Express Route Cable Network

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

Hibernia Atlantic, a privately held and U.S.-owned trans-atlantic submarine and terrestrial cable network company, is now launching service on its new low-latency express route between Amsterdam and its 37 POPs (point of presences) in North America. This express route will be crossing the Atlantic Ocean, bypassing London’s common congested terrestrial fiber routes.
The network provides European and North American customers with direct trans-atlantic (across the Atlantic Ocean) connectivity. Its network footprint avoids traditional, congested waterways around New York and London. It also offers security through physical diversity by utilizing northern routes that minimize risk as well as deliver additional redundancy.
Hibernia’s new cable network express route between Amsterdam and Boston will facilitate a latency of 74 milliseconds. The company claims that this is the fastest available route between Amsterdam and Dublin, Ireland. This was possible as the network bypasses London’s legacy backhaul and helps in reducing two milliseconds off the latency on the existing London to Amsterdam route. The new cable network utilizes northern cable.
The company says that the new North London bypass intercepts the company’s existing network between Southport and London at Peterborough, approximately 185km North of London. From there, it extends eastward to Pakenham where the new constructed route meets company’s existing cable to Amsterdam, approximately 150km North of London.
Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO for Hibernia Atlantic (News - Alert), said, “This new route is attractive for any business that requires direct, low latency connectivity between North America and Europe at competitive rates.”
 “Financial firms, movie studios, IP providers and data storage companies requiring a fast, diverse connection over the Atlantic while avoiding London are among some of the enterprise customers that can benefit from the new route, as well as global carriers,” added Thorvardarson.
Hibernia Atlantic claims that it has more than 68 redundant network Points of Presence (POP) throughout Canada, US, UK and Europe. The company offers dedicated Ethernet and optical-level service up to GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional Sonet/SDH services.
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Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart