Hibernia Networks and TE SubCom Commence Manufacturing of Hibernia Express Transatlantic Submarine Cable System
New 100G Hibernia Express will provide the newest and fastest fiber-optic path between New York and London with a target in-service date of Summer 2015
EATONTOWN, NJ, USA & DUBLIN, IRELAND – July 21, 2014 – TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announces the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system. The 4,600 km cable will provide 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.
Hibernia Express will initially launch with 100 Gbps transmission capacity using TE SubCom’s C100 SLTE platform. It will be a 6-fiber-pair submarine cable, with a portion of the fibers optimized for lowest latency and a portion optimized for 100x100 Gbps design capacity. The total cross-sectional design capacity of the cable will be over 53 Tbps.
“Having a unique, low latency route combined with increased capacity allows Hibernia Express to offer unmatched services to trans-Atlantic connectivity customers,” said Bjarni Thorvardarson of Hibernia Networks. “As a pillar of the submarine cable industry, we are confident that TE SubCom will deliver a highly advanced cable system and world-class implementation. We’re thrilled to have reached this critical point in the deployment of Hibernia Express.”
“Our company’s technology portfolio and extensive trans-Atlantic installation experience make us an ideal supplier for the Hibernia Express system,” said John Mitchell, President, TE Subcom. “We’re looking forward to tackling the special challenges of this unique project and supplying the newest high capacity, low latency cable across the Atlantic.”
About Hibernia Networks
Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia. Hibernia offers over 190 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. Hibernia’s media services are dedicated to flawless delivery of video signals over fiber, supporting dedicated and occasional broadcasts globally. For more information on Hibernia’s cutting-edge network and services, 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 more than 490,000 km of subsea communication cable—enough 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.