Hibernia Atlantic lights new route

JANUARY 20, 2009 -- Hibernia Atlantic is launching service on its new route between Amsterdam and its 37 POPs in North America.

JANUARY 20, 2009 -- Hibernia Atlantic (search for Hibernia Atlantic) is launching service on its new route between Amsterdam and its 37 POPs in North America. The network offers a low-latency express route that crosses the Atlantic and completely bypasses London's common congested terrestrial fiber routes. Latency on the new Amsterdam to Boston route is now 74 msec, making this the fastest available route, the carrier claims, adding it also offers the fastest route between Amsterdam and Dublin, Ireland.

By using its northern cable, Hibernia's new network bypasses London's traditional backhaul by offering a diverse express route that shaves 2 msec off the latency on the existing London to Amsterdam route. The new North London bypass intercepts Hibernia's existing network between Southport and London at Peterborough, approximately 185 km north of London. From there it extends eastward to Pakenham, where the newly constructed route meets Hibernia's existing cable to Amsterdam, approximately 150 km north of London.

"This new route is attractive for any business that requires direct, low-latency connectivity between North America and Europe at competitive rates," states Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO for Hibernia Atlantic. "Financial firms, movie studios, IP providers, and data storage companies requiring a fast, diverse connection over the Atlantic while avoiding London are among some of the enterprise customers that can benefit from the new route, as well as global carriers."

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