Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hibernia Atlantic's Project Express Targets Sub <60 Millisecond Latency

Hibernia Atlantic is conducting a deep-sea submarine survey along the the transatlantic route of its forthcoming Project Express cable build. The submarine survey will use specialist ships to sail the exact planned route of the cable from Brean, England to Halifax, Nova Scotia, ensuring the chosen route is free of obstacles and to assess the installation techniques to be used.

Hibernia Atlantic is engineering the Project Express cable to offer the lowest latency route from New York to London of less than 60 milliseconds. The company said will be the fastest, most direct route connecting the continents since the deployment of the first telegraph cables.

  • In January 2011, Hibernia Atlantic announced a $250 million financing commitment for its Project Express, a new, low-latency fiber optic cable system connecting the greater New York City area with London. The new build is expected to be complete in the summer of 2012. Hibernia Atlantic has already secured its first new customers on the cable. The new funding came Huawei Marine Networks Co., which is one of the vendors for the project.