Hibernia Atlantic provides connectivity for LuxConnect

Transatlantic connectivity provider Hibernia Atlantic has partnered with LuxConnect, a data center and network operator based in Luxembourg. The partnership will enable each company to expand its global footprint and secure connectivity throughout key European and US cities including Luxembourg City, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Dublin, and New York.

Jun 7th, 2012

Transatlantic connectivity provider Hibernia Atlantic has partnered with LuxConnect, a data center and network operator based in Luxembourg. The partnership will enable each company to expand its global footprint and secure connectivity throughout key European and US cities including Luxembourg City, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Dublin, and New York.

LuxConnect manages and operates a high-capacity fiber network connecting Luxembourg to major hubs and data centers throughout Europe. The operator has also secured support from the Luxembourg government to further build out network access within the country. As Luxembourg is home to large enterprise and financial institutions, technology firms, and media companies, the expanded network reach will be a natural draw for the region.

François Biltgen, Luxembourg’s minister for communications and media, welcomed Hibernia’s decision to invest in Luxembourg. “Hibernia in Luxembourg is a fantastic confirmation that the Government’s strategy and connectivity investments over the recent years are bearing fruit. Luxembourg has made it to the map of the leading ICT locations in Europe!” he proclaimed.

Online content providers such as search engine operators or e-auction houses, media conglomerates, and enterprise companies will be able to connect from Luxembourg to Ireland and then across the ocean to North America quickly and securely. This is especially relevant for companies that require large amounts of power, minimum data center costs, and close proximity to all European and North American countries.

The partners also say they will be able to offer the lowest latency connections in the region, taking advantage of high-capacity links, including 10-Gbps Ethernet connections, from LuxConnect’s facility in Luxembourg City to Hibernia Atlantic’s points of presence in Frankfurt and Paris. This additional capacity will enable any data center customer in Luxembourg to access to 10-Gbps capacity throughout Europe and the US, the partners assert.

“Our partnership with LuxConnect will further enable this on-demand environment for high capacity and data center connectivity,” said Matt Johnson, vice president, products and strategy at Hibernia Atlantic. “This deal gives LuxConnect’s customers the ability to turn-up new multi-gigabit capacity across the Atlantic in five days, from signature to service. We can also bring the many customers, including financial firms, media houses and wholesale carriers, who currently reside on Hibernia’s ultra-fast network to Luxembourg City, for additional business growth and network opportunities.”

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