SEPTEMBER 6, 2006 -- Hibernia Atlantic (search for Hibernia Atlantic) has doubled its fiber-optic network in North America to now include seven new network points of presence (PoPs), one in Canada and the rest in the United States.
The new PoPs include 151 Front Street in Toronto, Canada; 194 Washington Street and 11 North Pearl in Albany, NY; 1351 Washington in Stamford, CT; 111 8th Avenue, New York City; 165 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ; and Equinix in Ashburn, VA. These network points have been added to an already existing network to address enterprise customers' growing need for backup communications protection and flexible routing.
For example, in case of emergency, the client's mission-critical and financial communications can be redirected to and from Connecticut and New Jersey, bypassing the island of Manhattan, and then securely north to Canada and then over to Europe. Hibernia Atlantic offers these city pair selections around NYC as a primary route. All other submarine cables need the critical interconnection in New York City to access Canada, Europe, and the UK, Hibernia Atlantic asserts.
"We actively listen to our customers and build our network according to their need," states Eric Gutshall, EVP of sales and marketing for Hibernia Atlantic. "Hibernia's redundant cable offers the ability to steer traffic around from city to city -- and this diversity does not stop once our cable hits the ocean. Unlike every other trans-Atlantic route, Hibernia's US-built transport does not traverse congested areas, like the New York and New Jersey waterways, with single terrestrial backhaul routes. A key selling point is our North Atlantic crossing; CIOs and network planners choose our diverse network footprints, secure back-haul routes, and low-latency bandwidth to support their companies' critical systems."
Other cities in Hibernia Atlantic's North American network include Halifax, Montreal, and Boston. Hibernia's Ireland and UK cites include Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Southport, Manchester, and London. Currently, the Hibernia route is the only direct link between Canada and Ireland/IMEA.
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