Hibernia Networks establishes new global POP in Dublin

25 Nov 2014

Global fibre carrier Hibernia Networks has located a new point of presence for its international network at the TelecityGroup data centre in north Dublin.

The PoP will provide TelecityGroup’s customers with access to Hibernia’s Project Kelvin network, an extensive submarine and terrestrial cable deployment that directly connects Northern Ireland with North America and Europe.

It will also provide access to the Project Express transatlantic cable system, offering high-capacity, diverse and low-latency connectivity from September 2015. 

“The addition of this PoP will improve our service and allow regional businesses to meet the recent increase in demand for data transport and extend their existing footprints,” said Fergus Innes, regional vice-president of Europe, Hibernia Networks.

The Hibernia Atlantic business is owned by US businessman Ken Peterson, who also owns broadband provider Magnet. In 2009, the €30m Project Kelvin fibre cable that links Ireland to 24,000 km of undersea cable linking Ireland with the US, Canada and UK came ashore at Portrush, Co Antrim.

The transatlantic and terrestrial cable network offers more than 170 points of presence throughout Ireland, Canada, the US, the UK, mainland Europe and Asia.

“With demand for telecommunications services continuing to grow, the ability to offer high quality, flexible and secure connectivity is more important than ever,” said Maurice Mortell, TelecityGroup vice-president for developing markets and managing director for the company in Ireland.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years