Hibernia Atlantic's Global Financial Network connects financial firms

MARCH 2, 2009 -- Built upon 24,000 km of fiber-optic cable, Hibernia Atlantic's Global Financial Network is an exclusive, diverse communications network available in key financial cities, including New York City. The GFN is engineered to meet the demanding performance and reliability requirements of the financial market, say Hibernia representatives.

MARCH 2, 2009 -- Hibernia Atlantic (search Lightwave for Hibernia Atlantic), diverse trans-Atlantic submarine transport cable provider, and Rockefeller Group Technology Services (RGTS), provider of voice, data, and IP Services for the New York metropolitan area, today announced RGTS' customers' success in connecting to other financial firms' networks over Hibernia's secure Global Financial Network (GFN).

Built upon 24,000 km of fiber-optic cable, the GFN is an exclusive, diverse communications network available in key financial cities, including New York City. The GFN is engineered to meet the demanding performance and reliability requirements of the financial market, say Hibernia representatives. Coupled with RGTS' easy-to-manage, carrier-grade Ethernet network, a New York metro network completely independent of the Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs), RGTS' customers can securely interconnect with one another within a high-performance financial community. This community, serving global banks, investment firms, and financial exchanges, can take advantage of diverse, low-latency network service with dedicated connection options.

"With a single network connection, our financial customers are linking to hundreds of other global banks and financial exchanges via Hibernia's GFN," reports John T. Tarduno, president and CEO of RGTS. "And for customers that require direct access to key financial exchanges and firms, we can provide a point-to-point connectivity solution, which includes guaranteed speed and accuracy. This network access is designed to provide operational excellence, the kind of service our customers have come to expect from RGTS for the past two decades."

"By leveraging Hibernia's secure, diverse footprint with RGTS's proven New York network," adds Joe Hilt, vice president of sales and marketing for Hibernia Metro, "more clients can now enjoy a secure, end-to-end solution while realizing network cost savings. RGTS customers that are looking for connections to financial markets can enjoy speed to market as Hibernia continues to guarantee turn up times in five business days on the GFN," he notes.


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