Sea Fibre Networks’ C-fibre solution links Dublin to Paris

29 Apr 2013

Carrier-neutral fibre player Sea Fibre Networks is enabling the cloud economy with the expansion of its C-Fibre portfolio from the greater Dublin area to Paris, via London.

Data centres with low power costs and France’s central location as a final destination for international subsea cables carrying internet traffic between the US and Europe is driving demand for high-capacity bandwidth and low latency solutions connecting Paris.

Demand for data centres in Paris – a hub for banking, commerce and telecommunications – is experiencing double-digit growth as enterprises migrate to the cloud, according to Sea Fibre Networks.

The Paris Equinix Internet Exchange is an internet exchange in France, providing peering services to more than 200 customers. The demand for cloud and on-demand services from the technology sector are expected to contribute to its growth.

Designed to provide a reliable and scalable end-to-end network from Ireland to Paris, this link leverages Sea Fibre Network’s alliance of communication providers under one service level agreement.

“We are excited to connect into this burgeoning cloud economy,” said Diane Hodnett, Sea Fibre Networks’ CEO.

“In 2014, we will reinforce this solution by creating a robust, resilient loop of sub-sea connectivity with FastnetConnect – a submarine network connecting Ireland to mainland Europe via Paris. Sea Fibre Networks’ strategy is focused on uniting terrestrial and submarine networks comparably and will construct key subsea infrastructure where lacking.”

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic