Hibernia Atlantic and Huawei complete first 100 Gbps transatlantic trial
First Published 9th November 2011
Hibernia Atlantic and Huawei complete first 100G transatlantic connection between Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada and Southport, England
Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO, Hibernia Atlantic
"Our clients will now be able to access secure and diverse connectivity at the highest-performance capacity currently available."
Hibernia Atlantic the US owned transatlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, and Huawei, the information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Huawei Marine, a submarine solutions supplier, have announced the completion of the first 100G transatlantic connection between Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada and Southport, England.
The success of the trial will enable the companies to move forward on their deployment schedule, including 100 Gbps connections between Halifax and Montreal and between Amsterdam and London by Q1 2012, followed by other key routes later in the year.
This 100 Gbps technology is available on Huawei's OptiX product series which is an Optical Transport Network (OTN) platform scalable to over 6 Tbps of switching capacity. Hibernia Atlantic is using this equipment to upgrade their existing cable system. "In partnership with Hibernia Atlantic, Huawei has developed the OptiX products with 100 Gbps capability to address exponentially increasing bandwidth demand driven by cutting-edge data services and high definition video," states Charlie Chen, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Huawei Technologies USA.
"Additional capacity to our existing network system will provide the ability to meet the growing service needs of our clients," continues Bjarni Thorvardarson , Chief Executive Officer for Hibernia Atlantic. "The carrier, multi-media and enterprise industries all require high capacity at the 100 Gbps level to ensure high performance data transmissions. In addition, we are deploying Project Express, the first transatlantic, fiber optic cable with the shortest latency in history at sub 60 milliseconds roundtrip. With this innovative cable link, as well as our existing, diverse cable assets, our clients will now be able to access secure and diverse connectivity at the highest-performance capacity currently available."