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January 21, 2014

Cogent Partners with Hibernia Networks to Expand Network in Northern Ireland



By Rajani Baburajan
TMCnet Contributor



Hibernia Networks, a provider of global capacity services, announced that Cogent Communications, a multinational Tier 1 Internet service provider, selected the company to expand its network reach throughout Northern Ireland.

Cogent offers telecommunications services across 36 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. The network expansion allows Cogent to connect at Hibernia’s cable landing station in Dublin and across the Titanic Quarter in Northern Ireland.

Hibernia was one of the first subsea carriers to connect North America to Northern Ireland. The cable connects Hibernia’s fiber-optic cable  across Ireland to cities including Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Coleraine, Londonderry, Omagh, Portadown, Strabane, Letterkenny, Castleblayney, Dundalk, Drogheda and Monaghan.

“Not only is Hibernia recognized as the premier supplier of high-performance capacity in Ireland, but it is also a leader in diverse network capacity around the globe,” said Ricardo Orcero, director Global Fiber for Cogent, in a statement.

“We know that by partnering with Hibernia in any region, we will continue to receive the dedicated support and flexibility to expand when and where we need to be located,” Orcero added.

The network expansion will help Cogent provide high-speed, high-bandwidth services  that will contribute for the economic development throughout the region.

“Hibernia’s flexible wholesale transport services are designed for metro, long-haul, subsea or terrestrial network builds and boost any carrier that wants secure, diverse network capacity,” said Eric Gutshall, senior vice president Global Sales for Hibernia Networks, in a statement.

“Hibernia built its Northern Ireland network to directly address the growing economy and opportunities throughout the country,” Gutshall added.

Hibernia’s wholesale offering includes dedicated Ethernet at all speeds, including 10G LanPhy; protected and unprotected Optical Level Services; TDM or Electrical Services; and dedicated Ethernet and SDH or Packet over SONET. 




Edited by Cassandra Tucker
 
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