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Hibernia Networks will connect high performance express cable to Cork, Ireland providing direct access to North America and the United Kingdom


December 19, 2014

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - December 19, 2014 - Hibernia Networks, a provider of global telecommunications services, announced that it will land a direct connection of its Express cable to Cork, Ireland, via a new landing station. Hibernia is the only transatlantic cable provider to own and operate three diverse cable landing stations in Ireland and the only provider with six diverse route connecting the island of Ireland to North America and Europe on its wholly owned and operated infrastructure.

The connection of Express to Southern Ireland will serve as an economic catalyst for the entire region. Ireland has become a crucial market for data centers and cloud services globally. The connection to Hibernia Express provides Ireland the strategic connectivity it needs to support its technology community for the next 25  years and further adds to Ireland’s preeminent position in the global cloud infrastructure and technology services marketplace.

"Hibernia Networks has always had a vested interest in expanding the latest network technologies in Ireland," stated Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence, Simon Conveny T.D. who officially announced the connection, stating, "The extension of Express to Cork has significant international business implications and will make Ireland that much more attractive to both established players and tech startups alike."

This high capacity, direct transatlantic connection will grant Irish companies the opportunity to expand their global footprints. The new link will provide direct connectivity to both the United Kingdom and North America.

"Bringing Tier 1 international data connectivity to Cork represents a significant economic opportunity for the Cork region," stated Conor Healy, CEO, Cork Chamber of Commerce. "Having identified the criticality of such an enabling piece of infrastructure for the region, Cork Chamber has lobbied government, state agencies and business interests extensively on the issue over the last number of years and are delighted with today's announcement which will now see Cork secure this distinct competitive edge."

"TE Connectivity SubCom is pleased to continue our support of Hibernia in delivering their network," said John Mitchell, President, TE SubCom. "The cable route survey has been completed and more than 90 percent of lightweight cable, as well as 65 percent of armored cable needed for the system has been manufactured, bringing us even closer to the installation phase. We're confident that the project is on target to be ready for provisional acceptance in summer 2015."

"Hibernia Networks is proud to deliver this high capacity direct transatlantic connection to Southern Ireland," stated Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO of Hibernia Networks. "Our company started its work in Ireland in 2003 and has continued to invest in Ireland. Ireland is a major hub for international business and our investment connecting Express to Ireland is a symbol of our company's deep commitment to economic progress in Ireland."

For more information on Hibernia's cutting-edge network and to view its global network map, please visit www.hibernianetworks.com.


About Hibernia Networks:

Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia. Hibernia offers over 200 network Points of Presence (PoPs) in 89 markets and 25 countries.

Hibernia Networks serves its global customer base, including wholesale, finance, media and high-bandwidth companies, with unparalleled support, flexibility and service. Hibernia provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM, Wavelengths and carrier-grade IP Transit services. As a true, end-to-end service provider, Hibernia also offers cloud connectivity, low latency connectivity and HiberniaCDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery. Commencing summer 2015, Hibernia's new transatlantic cable, Express, will be providing the lowest latency connectivity available between North America and Europe.

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