AUGUST 13, 2009 -- Transatlantic submarine transport cable provider Hibernia Atlantic (search Lightwave for Hibernia) has reported that it is the first to offer native, 40-Gbps wavelength capacity across the Atlantic Ocean without the need for external equipment. By deploying the latest 40G network technology, Hibernia has increased the potential capacity of the Atlantic system to 10.16 Tbps.
Hibernia Atlantic's offering is a response to its North American customers' demand for greater bandwidth capacity, stemming from the rise in deployment of next-generation services such as streaming video, IP multimedia, and web conferencing. Financial exchanges and media houses also require secure and high-performance capacity to ensure they are meeting their industries' critical network requirements.
"Hibernia Atlantic is pleased to offer its clients this new, native 40-Gbps technology across the Atlantic," says Bjarni Thorvardarson, chief executive officer for Hibernia Atlantic. "This latest achievement displays Hibernia's continued commitment to deploy the most advanced, innovative capacity upgrades for commercial use across the Hibernia cable system. This offering provides global investment banks, CDNs, broadcasters, international PTTs, and ISPs in need of high-bandwidth a better network solution. With increased capacity, on a reliable network at wholesale prices, companies can continue to deploy streaming video and other next-generation applications and services over the Hibernia Atlantic network, with confidence and ease."
"The ability to offer Hibernia Atlantic's customers native 40-Gbps connectivity across the Atlantic is a great advance in network efficiency, providing customers additional capacity to communicate over Hibernia's diverse and secure cable route," adds Eric Gutshall, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Hibernia.