CeltixConnect begins Ireland-UK submarine network construction

DECEMBER 7, 2009 – CeltixConnect says it has initiated construction of a fiber-optic subsea cable that will connect Ireland to the UK. CeltixConnect will allow end users to buy or lease dedicated dark fiber on the subsea cable or alternatively lease high-capacity managed services.

DECEMBER 7, 2009 – CeltixConnect says it has initiated construction of a fiber-optic subsea cable that will connect Ireland to the UK. CeltixConnect will allow end users to buy or lease dedicated dark fiber on the subsea cable or alternatively lease high-capacity managed services.

The CeltixConnect cable will land directly in the heart of Dublin's business district at East Point Business Park and the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC), connecting from there to the T50, Dublin's major metropolitan network that links all key business districts, data centers, and business parks, the company says. In the UK, the privately owned, carrier-neutral subsea cable will have the ability to connect to the Welsh Assembly funded ''Fibre Speed,” an open access fiber-optic network that connects Holyhead to Manchester, or with a number of other major fiber-optic networks that connect into London and mainland Europe.

Diane Hodnett, commercial director, CeltixConnect, said, ''No new Irish subsea cable system has been built since 2000, and currently most of the existing subsea cable systems face near technical obsolescence and natural end of life. As such, until now Ireland risked facing the possibility of becoming a marooned digital island. CeltixConnect's pioneering subsea dark fiber business model, where each fiber is capable of carrying up to 960 Gbps, the equivalent of 480 hours of video per second, will offer customers increased reliability, security, scalability, and technical longevity at a competitive price."

Minister of Communications, Eamon Ryan said, "I welcome this development which will improve Ireland's international connectivity and advance the modernization of Ireland's communications network. I wish the company well in their endeavors"

CeltixConnect expects the demand for its services will be driven mainly by technology and content companies such as IBM, HP, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Facebook, and Microsoft and by media companies that are transitioning from print to online, analog to digital, and from satellite to fiber. The continuing explosion of online content and the need to transport it is compounded by IT cloud computing applications such as online back up delivered by Amazon and email services such as Hotmail and Google.

CeltixConnect is owned and operated by Sea Fiber Networks T/A CeltixConnect, a privately owned Irish company.

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