October 6, 2015
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TE SubCom Completes Hibernia Express Submarine Cable System
Unique Low Latency Transatlantic System Required More than 50 Percent Burial
EATONTOWN, NJ, USA & DUBLIN, IRELAND – October 06, 2015 – TE SubCom, a TE
Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announces the completion of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system. The 4,600 km cable provides the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK, with terrestrial fiber to extend connectivity to the major metro areas.
In order to achieve Hibernia Networks’ low latency goal, the engineered route traverses seabed locations that are more challenging than traditional transatlantic routes. To mitigate the risks, an aggressive installation and burial approach was necessary, achievable only by incorporating detailed planning, selecting the optimum seasonal window of operation for the region, utilizing appropriate vessels and subsea tools coupled with a robust cable design. SubCom utilized three Reliance class vessels, each of which were equipped with heavy, three-meter capable sea plows and dedicated ROVs to successfully bury more than 50 percent of the route length over some of the most challenging terrain in the Atlantic.
“Building such a low latency path did not come without significant challenges as the project required unprecedented burial techniques,” said Aaron Stucki, President, TE SubCom. “Our company’s technology portfolio and operational excellence made us the ideal supplier for Hibernia Networks’ groundbreaking system and we’re pleased with our continued success in project implementation.”
“Having a unique low latency route with superior burial minimizes future risk and allows Hibernia Express to offer unmatched services to our customers at large,” said Bjarni Thorvardarson of Hibernia Networks. “TE SubCom proved up to the challenge that this innovative system presented, delivering a highly advanced cable system with world- class implementation.”
About Hibernia Networks
Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia, serving 89 markets and spanning 25 countries.
Hibernia Networks serves customers with unparalleled support, flexibility and service in a variety of industry segments including the telecom service provider, financial services, media and entertainment, and web-centric segments. Hibernia Networks provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM, Wavelengths and carrier-grade IP Transit services. As a true, end-to-end service provider, Hibernia Networks also offers cloud connectivity, low latency services and HiberniaCDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery. Hibernia Networks’ new transatlantic cable, Hibernia Express, provides the lowest latency connectivity available between North America and Europe.
For more information on Hibernia Networks, please visit www.hibernianetworks.com
About TE SubCom
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry-recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The business designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed enough fiber optic cable to circle the Earth more than 12 times at the Equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry-leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide.
TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.