Hibernia Networks, a provider of global telecommunications services, announces today that it is ready for service on six new long haul fiber routes in the Northeast United States.  The new routes – including Ashburn to New York, Chicago to New York, New York to Buffalo, New York to Albany and New York to Boston, represent a multi-year effort to reduce latency and increase diversity of the largest capacity terrestrial component of Hibernia’s global network.  The network expansion includes the deployment of Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform enabling Hibernia to offer a roadmap to circuit capacities beyond 100G.

The new long-haul dark fiber routes enables the following new capabilities for customers.

  • Two completely diverse paths from Ashburn to Hibernia’s landings in Boston and Halifax with comparable latency
  • More direct routing between New York and Toronto and Chicago and New York
  • Additional diversity through Albany avoiding existing critical infrastructure along the I-95 corridor and adjacent markets

“This is part of our overall evolution to introduce diversity and better latency performance throughout our entire network.  We have had support from our customers and our partners like Ciena throughout this project and it was made possible through continuous and increasing demand for capacity in the region,” states David Smith, SVP Global Network Operations of Hibernia Networks. “The resulting technology refresh across our Northeast network assets reflects our long term commitment to bringing the most advanced and highest capacity technologies to the market aggressively.”

For more information on Hibernia’s cutting-edge network and advanced wholesale services, visit www.hibernianetworks.com.

Hibernia will exhibiting Express at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Jan 18-21st, please click here to join us Monday evening for a cocktail reception at the Waikiki Aquarium.

About Hibernia Networks:

Hibernia Networks, a subsidiary of Columbia Ventures Corporation, owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia. Hibernia has over 200 network Points of Presence (PoPs) in 89 markets and 25 countries.

Hibernia Networks serves its global customer base, including wholesale, finance, media and high-bandwidth companies, with unparalleled support, flexibility and service. Hibernia provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM, Wavelengths and carrier-grade IP Transit services. As a true, end-to-end service provider, Hibernia also offers cloud connectivity, low latency connectivity and HiberniaCDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery.  Commencing summer 2015, Hibernia’s new transatlantic cable, Express, will be providing the lowest latency connectivity available between North America and Europe.

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