Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hibernia Upgrades Terrestrial Network with Ciena 6500

Hibernia Networks has activated service on six new long haul fiber routes in the Northeast United States. The new routes, which use Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, represent a multi-year effort to reduce latency and increase diversity of the largest capacity terrestrial component of Hibernia’s global network.

Some highlights:

  • Two completely diverse paths from Ashburn to Hibernia’s landings in Boston and Halifax with comparable latency
  • More direct routing between New York and Toronto and Chicago and New York
  • Additional diversity through Albany avoiding existing critical infrastructure along the I-95 corridor and adjacent markets

“This is part of our overall evolution to introduce diversity and better latency performance throughout our entire network. We have had support from our customers and our partners like Ciena throughout this project and it was made possible through continuous and increasing demand for capacity in the region,” states David Smith, SVP Global Network Operations of Hibernia Networks. “The resulting technology refresh across our Northeast network assets reflects our long term commitment to bringing the most advanced and highest capacity technologies to the market aggressively.”

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