Sea Fibre Networks signs major UK-Ireland deal with EuNetworks

17 Jul 2012

The cable ship on the horizon laid the CeltixConnect fibre gateway that connects Ireland and Wales

The recently constructed CeltixConnect fibre network connecting Ireland and the UK will play an integral role in supporting the new London to Dublin fibre network announced by EuNetworks.

EuNetworks yesterday announced it completed the meshing of its 13 operational fibre-based city networks into a single 8.8 terabyte optical domain.

CeltixConnect, at 136 kilometres, is the shortest sub-sea network linking Ireland and the UK.

EuNetworks owns and operates 13 fibre-based metropolitan networks across Europe, connected with a high capacity intercity backbone. Prior to deployment of a fibre-based intercity link between London and Dublin, EuNetworks leased capacity for this connection.

Now all EuNetworks metropolitan markets are now connected with long haul fibre.

“EuNetworks is a highly regarded bandwidth infrastructure provider with a strategy and a portfolio of services focused on supporting the ever-growing bandwidth needs of commerce today,” said Diane Hodnett, Sea Fibre Networks’ CEO.

“CeltixConnect is a key part of the infrastructure used by EuNetworks to deliver a network that now links Dublin to London and Europe,” Hodnett added.

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