Showing posts with label Hibernia Atlantic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hibernia Atlantic. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hibernia Express Transatlantic Subsea Cable Ready for Service

The Hibernia Express transatlantic cable is now ready for service.

The new 4,600km ultra low latency submarine cable connects Halifax, Nova Scotia to Slough, England and Cork, Ireland. It carries optical transport services up to 100Gbps speeds and is capable of 200Gbps service on select segments. The 6-fiber-pair cable is optimized for lowest latency performance, offering an unmatched roundtrip delay of sub-60 milliseconds on the New York to London route. It is engineered to potentially scale up to 400Gbps per circuit and up.

“The Hibernia Networks team has demonstrated an unwavering commitment towards completing the first transatlantic subsea cable in over a decade and we are thrilled to announce its official launch,” states Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO of Hibernia Networks. “We are proud to have accomplished this transformational milestone, and more importantly, we are proud to deliver the lowest latency, highest performance capacity required to facilitate real-time access to information and content by the ever growing global communications community.”

  • Hibernia Express utilizes a 6-fiber-pair submarine cable, with a portion of the fibers optimized for lowest latency and a portion optimized for 100X100 Gpbs design capacity. The total cross-sectional design capacity of the cable will be over 53 Tbps. Hibernia Express will initially launch with 100 Gbps transmission capacity using TE SubCom’s C100 SLTE platform.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Atrato Orders Multiple 100GEs from Hibernia

Atrato Communications has selected Hibernia Networks to provide multiple 100 Gigabit Ethernet circuits to bolster its global IP backbone.  The deployment is Atrato’s first native 100 Gigabit Ethernet deployment within Europe. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Atrato operates a Global Network (AS5580) with both MPLS and IP services on its core backbone.

"Atrato built its network with the latest in technology and is directly connected to key Internet exchanges to ensure we can deliver the most resilient and low latency network routes,” states Michiel Muhlenbaumer, CEO for Atrato Communications. “Our new multiple 100 Gigabit Ethernet agreement with Hibernia Networks further prepares Atrato for the extreme growth we’ve been experiencing across the global IP market."

“We have seen extraordinary growth in global data traffic, in large part due to the adoption and use of cloud, video and interactive applications,” states Fergus Innes, Vice President of Sales, EMEA for Hibernia Networks. “As a result, Hibernia’s expert team has been helping companies like Atrato leverage its high capacity routes and customizable solutions so clients can quickly scale and reliably accommodate surges in traffic today and tomorrow.”

Friday, September 7, 2012

Colt Ties into Hibernia Media's Video Transport Service

Colt Technology Services is partnering with Hibernia Media to deliver professional video transport over its fiber network.

Colt is already connected to more than 150 broadcast hubs across Europe from news and sports broadcast venues to production and postproduction houses, master control rooms, distribution centres, media switching hubs and play-out facilities. The partnership with Hibernia will increase that number to over 300, giving Colt’s broadcast customers access to Hibernia’s US and European television networks, news and sports venues, and broadcast studios.

“This is an exciting time for Colt,” commented Ken Wood, Colt’s media sector expert. “Our customers are increasingly asking us to help them deliver high quality content to their customers across the world. Our joint offering with Hibernia Media provides unmatched connectivity options for both US and European media companies, helping broadcasters meet increasing demands for HD and 3D quality content.”

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hibernia Atlantic Offers Amazon Web Services Direct Connect

Hibernia Atlantic is now supporting Amazon Web Services' Direct Connect, which enables customers to establish private connectivity utilizing Hibernia’s network between AWS and his/her network presence.

Hibernia said AWS Direct Connect can often reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connectivity.

“We are proud to join the AWS Partner Network and to support its efforts to increase network connectivity options,” states Eric Gutshall, President of Wholesale for Hibernia Atlantic. “Through this program, Hibernia can offer its services to those customers accessing the AWS Cloud and provide further network connectivity options on-demand to meet growing requirements for customers’ public and private needs.”

Hibernia Atlantic operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia with its own submarine and terrestrial network between the United States, Canada and Europe. Hibernia offers over 120 redundant network PoPs on over 24,000 kilometers of fiber. Hibernia provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM and optical- level services, including GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services.

  • AWS Direct Connect uses 802.1q VLANs. The dedicated connection can be partitioned into multiple virtual interfaces, enabling the same connection to access public resources such as objects stored in Amazon S3 using public IP address space, and private resources such as Amazon EC2 instances running within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) using private IP space, while maintaining network separation between the public and private environments. Virtual interfaces can be reconfigured at any time.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

TeliaSonera IC and Hibernia Target Media Distribution

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) and Hibernia have formed a strategic partnership for global media distribution.

Under the deal, Hibernia Media will acquire TSIC's MediaConnect business, while TSIC's award-winning fiber backbone will form the core of the new network. Both companies's media networks are based on the NetInsight NIMBRA MSR platform, making for easier integration. TSIC owns and operates one of the world's largest fiber backbones.

"The mixture of our on-net media PoPs and venues in the US, with TeliaSonera International Carrier's added reach to a broad market in Europe, gives our customers extraordinary access to content origination, aggregation, and distribution channels over a robust fiber backbone," says Bjarni Thorvardarson, Chief Executive Officer for Hibernia Atlantic.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hibernia Atlantic Links its Fiber Network to Chicago's CME

 Chicago's CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, is a new Point of Presence (PoP) on Hibernia Atlantic's Global Financial Network (GFN).

Specifically, Hibernia is now providing direct, low latency connectivity up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet into CME Group’s new data center located in Aurora, Illinois.

The facility, which encompasses more than 428,000 square feet houses CME's advanced trading match engines for its CME Globex platform, the fastest-global electronic trading systems for futures and options.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hibernia Rebrands as Global Express Platform

 Hibernia Atlantic has re-branded its Global Financial Network (GFN) as the Global Express Platform.

The Global Express Platform, which provides connectivity to 60+ global exchanges and low latency entry points in Europe and North America, serves the financial community, including global broker dealers, hedge funds, and capital markets.

Hibernia is also building "Project Express", a new cable promising the lowest latency connecting the greater New York City area with London. This transatlantic cable will be the first build of its kind in over ten years and will offer financial clients such as traders, global banks and exchanges, connectivity with sub 60 milliseconds latency between NY and London.

"Hibernia's Global Express Platform connects high frequency traders to global exchanges along the lowest latency, purpose built network," states Joe Hilt, Vice President of Sales North America for Hibernia Atlantic. "With direct access to international interconnection facilities, Hibernia provides global businesses the source for fast and secure financial connections."

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hibernia and Colt Announce Strategic Agreement

Hibernia Media, the fiber-based video transport division of Hibernia Atlantic, and has entered a strategic relationship with Colt to connect their European and US broadcast networks globally. Under the agreement, Colt has selected Hibernia Media’s platform to deliver managed broadcast services from its customers in Europe into the US, expanding reach and creating a seamless content-delivery system.

Hibernia Media brings Colt’s European customers over 45,000km of terrestrial and trans-Atlantic fiber connectivity and over 100 POPs in the US and Europe, with another 50+ on-net media customer nodes. Hibernia Media offers a Content Exchange Center (CEC) for native HD content delivery from programmers to cable and consumer satellite distributors.

The service will be available to customers from May 15, 2012.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Preparation Work Proceeds on Hibernia Atlantic's Next Cable

Huawei Marine Networks Co., has received a construction contract for Hibernia Atlantic’s Global Financial Network (GFN) Project Express.

The first phase of the project’s marine survey work is complete and Huawei Marine is now commencing the manufacturing of the necessary cables and wet plant for the project. The companies anticipate the Project Express segment of the GFN will be ready for service during the summer of 2013. The system will involve a minimum of a 4-fibre pair repeatered submarine cable, providing connectivity between New York and London, initially using 40G technology with upgrades to 100G planned in the future.

The first phase of the system begins with laying a 4600KM cable from Brean in Somerset, United Kingdom to Halifax, Canada. This cable will then connect to Hibernia Atlantic’s current low latency cable, which runs from Halifax to the United States, passing from Lynn, near Boston, and onwards to New York. The new system will also include five branching units for future connectivity enhancements to the United States, Continental Europe, and Ireland.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hibernia and Huawei Test Coherent 100G Across the Atlantic

Hibernia Atlantic, in conjunction with Huawei Marine, successfully completed a test of coherent 100G connectivity between Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada to Southport, England. The test marks the first 100G trial across the Atlantic.

The companies now plan to move forward with deployments of 100 Gbps connections between Halifax and Montreal and between Amsterdam and London by Q1 2012, followed by other key routes later in the year.

The trial used Huawei's standards compliant 100 Gbps single wavelength coherent technology, which leverages . Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms and Forward Error Correction (FEC) enabling high capacity transport across transatlantic distances. In addition to performing across distances greater than 5,000 km, the trial has successfully demonstrated long-term, error-free transmission at 100Gbps. Additionally, transmission with existing Huawei 40 Gbps wavelengths at 50 GHz spacing was achieved, allowing for a smooth and seamless bandwidth upgrade. Huawei also successfully demonstrated co-propagation of 100 Gbps wavelengths at 50 GHz spacing which enables future upgrades of subsea capacities up to 5 Tbps.

  • 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.

  • In December 2008, Huawei Technologies and Global Marine Systems Limited launched a joint venture company to pursue the market for undersea fiber optic cable systems. Huawei Marine Networks is headquartered in Tianjin with R&D institutes and manufacturing bases in Beijing, Shenzhen, and the United Kingdom.