TE News: Hibernia Networks and TE SubCom Win 2016 Global Telecom Business Innovation Award



June 8, 2016

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Hibernia Networks and TE Connectivity’s SubCom Business Win the 2016 Global Telecom Business Innovation Award for Fixed Infrastructure

Industry leading latency performance and unique design of Hibernia Express earn recognition as an important milestone in advancing global fiber infrastructure for the digital age

DUBLIN, IRELAND and EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – June 8, 2016 – Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high speed telecommunications solutions, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, were honored with the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award for Fixed Infrastructure. The award was given in recognition of the new industry benchmark established for lowest latency network performance between North America and Europe enabled by the new transatlantic cable system, Hibernia Express.


The Global Telecom Business Innovation Awards celebrate the most innovative projects across multiple award categories; including, Fixed Infrastructure Innovation, Wireless Infrastructure Innovation, Wholesale Service Innovation, Business Service Innovation and Consumer Service Innovation. The awards are designed to celebrate a collaboration between operators and vendors and recognize projects, not products.


Hibernia Express, completed in September 2015, traverses the shortest fiber-optic path across the Atlantic Ocean. The cable’s state-of-the-art engineering design resulted in a reduction of more than five milliseconds in network latency performance on the London to New York route compared to the next fastest cable, enabling customers to more efficiently run latency sensitive applications including split second financial transactions, delivery of media-rich content to end users, and machine-to-machine computing.


“Hibernia Networks is proud to accept this distinguished award recognizing the cutting edge innovation that underlies Hibernia Express,” stated David Smith, SVP of Global Network Operations at Hibernia Networks. “We are honored by the industry accolades received for this transformational cable system, which entailed a tremendous amount of perseverance and dedication from the project team to complete. Ultimately it’s the benefit that this engineering achievement brings to our customers that is most impactful. We are committed to continuing our innovation as we seek to deliver the fastest connectivity solutions around the world for customers that rely on unparalleled low latency network performance for their business critical applications.”


“We’re honored to receive this esteemed award in recognition of the unprecedented marine installation and burial techniques that were necessary to complete Hibernia Express,” said Aaron Stucki, President, TE SubCom. “Like Hibernia Networks, TE SubCom has an unwavering commitment to our customers’ business needs. Our joint partnership and passion for the project were the driving forces behind its success.”

About Hibernia Networks

Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network serving more than 100 markets and spanning 25 countries. Hibernia Networks serves customers with unparalleled support, flexibility and service in a variety of industry segments including financial markets, web-centric, media and entertainment, and telecom service providers. Providing enterprise-class and wholesale global connectivity solutions, Hibernia Networks offers secure and diverse optical transport, Ethernet, and carrier-grade IP transit services. Hibernia Networks also offers dedicated cloud connectivity, low latency services, DTM and Hibernia CDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery. Hibernia Express, Hibernia Networks’ next-generation transatlantic cable, provides the lowest latency connections available between major commercial and financial centers in North America, Europe and beyond. The state-of-the-art cable system garnered two 2015 Global Carriers Awards - Subsea Project of the Year and Best Subsea Innovation. 

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. As a vertically integrated supplier, SubCom designs, manufactures, deploys, and maintains the industry’s most reliable fiber optic cable systems. Its solutions include long-haul and regional systems, repeaterless networks, capacity upgrades, offshore oil and gas, and scientific research applications. SubCom brings end-to-end network knowledge and global experience to support on-time delivery and the needs of customers worldwide. To date, the company has deployed more than 100 cable systems and enough subsea communication cable to circle the Earth 15 times at the equator. 

About TE

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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