Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hibernia Atlantic to Build Telehouse in Londonderry

Hibernia Atlantic announced plans to builds its Project Kelvin telehouse in Derry City. A cable landing station with a Point of Presence (PoP) will be located in Coleraine.

Project Kelvin is a joint €30 million initiative between DETI and DCENR and is partly funded through the EC INTERREG IVA programme. The new cable will link Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Coleraine, Londonderry, Omagh, Portadown and Strabane to Europe and North America. In addition, the cable will also provide links to Letterkenny, Castleblayney, Dundalk, Drogheda and Monaghan. This build marks another key milestone in Hibernia Atlantic's history, as the communications company is the first to deploy a cable from North America to this region.

Hibernia will also complete a cross-border build linking its existing communications network into the Northwest of Ireland, thereby reducing transAtlantic data latency and reducing the cost of international communications. With this link, network costs will compare very favourably with costs in Dublin and major UK cities while increasing competition in the international telecommunications market under the EU-funded ITERREG IV 2007- 2013 program.