Hibernia Atlantic taps Huawei for subsea network upgrade

MAY 21, 2007 -- Hibernia Atlantic has selected Huawei to further upgrade its 24,520-km submarine and terrestrial network throughout the U.S, Canada, UK, and Europe. Additionally, Hibernia has named Huawei the provider of choice for the submarine segments of its fiber-optic cable routes.

MAY 21, 2007 -- Hibernia Atlantic (search for Hibernia Atlantic), the only diverse Trans-Atlantic transport provider, and Huawei Technologies USA (search for ), announced today that Hibernia Atlantic has selected Huawei to further upgrade its 24,520-km submarine and terrestrial network throughout the U.S, Canada, UK, and Europe. Additionally, Hibernia has named Huawei the provider of choice for the submarine segments of its fiber-optic cable routes.

Huawei's advanced network solutions enable Hibernia's system to grow to 80 wavelengths at 10 Gigabits supporting SONET/SDH and LAN-PHY services. Hibernia has also selected Huawei's products, including the OptiX BWS 1600 platform, to offer protection on its TDM and 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) capacity in both its terrestrial and submarine networks as well.

After vigorously testing and deploying this network capacity upgrade, Hibernia Atlantic's customers will now be able to take advantage of increased capacity for next-generation services, say Hibernia representatives. This network upgrade also allows Hibernia to reduce its overall network operational expenses, thereby passing the savings to its customers.

"Working with Huawei Technologies' talented engineers, from initial design to vigorous testing and commercial deployment, has been a rewarding experience," reports Derek Bullock, vice president of network operations for Hibernia Atlantic. "For the past year, Huawei's solutions have demonstrated unparalleled performance, flexibility, and reliability. Their commitment to our success has directly contributed to our rapid growth and increased market share."

"Hibernia Atlantic's technology innovation and their forward-thinking customer service set this cable provider apart from other private, submarine network systems," adds Wilf Norrlinger, vice president of sales for Huawei. "It is exciting to be a part of Hibernia's exciting growth within the industry. We share their genuine vision for the highest levels of customer service and network performance, and we appreciate their further trust in Huawei."


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