Submarine network connection to Cork targeted by Hibernia

Fiber-optic network services supplier Hibernia Networks says it plans to land its Express submarine cable network in Cork, Ireland via a new landing station in the summer of 2015. Hibernia asserts it is the only transatlantic undersea cable provider to own and operate three diverse cable landing stations in the country and the only operator with six diverse routes connecting Ireland to North America and Europe.

Fiber-optic network services supplier Hibernia Networks says it plans to land its Express submarine cable network in Cork, Ireland via a new landing station in the summer of 2015. Hibernia asserts it is the only transatlantic undersea cable provider to own and operate three diverse cable landing stations in the country and the only operator with six diverse submarine network routes connecting Ireland to North America and Europe.

"Hibernia Networks has always had a vested interest expanding the latest network technologies in Ireland," states the Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence, Simon Coveney T.D., who officially announced the connection. "The extension of Express to Cork has significant international business implications and will make Ireland that much more attractive to both established players and tech startups alike."

"TE Connectivity SubCom is pleased to continue our support of Hibernia in delivering their network," adds John Mitchell, president, TE SubCom. "The cable route survey has been completed and more than 90% of lightweight cable, as well as 65% of armored cable needed for the system has been manufactured, bringing us even closer to the installation phase. We’re confident that the project is on target to be ready for provisional acceptance in summer 2015."

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