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Press Release -- October 28th, 2010
Source: Hibernia Networks
Tags: Ethernet, Low Latency, Submarine Cable, Video, Wavelength

FORWARD EMPHASIS SELECTS HIBERNIA ATLANTIC’S SECURE NETWORK FOR FLEXIBLE AND DIVERSE CONNECTIVITY

ADDITIONAL IP CAPACITY OFFERS HIGH PERFORMANCE AND LOW LATENCY FOR KEY LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT ISLAND OF IRELAND

SUMMIT, NJ & DUBLIN, IRELAND - October 28, 2010- Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse transAtlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, announces today that Forward Emphasis International , a business processing and Customer Relationship Management outsourcing specialist, has selected Hibernia Atlantic’s secure network for flexible and diverse connectivity. The added capacity offers high performance and low latency connectivity to support Forward Emphasis' robust Customer Relationship Management (CRM) operational models and telephony solutions in Buncrana and Malin Head in the Republic of Ireland, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland. This news comes on the heels of Hibernia GFN’s recent announcement that it will build Project Express, the lowest latency transatlantic connection from New York to London with sub 60 ms speed, with additional high-speed connectivity into Chicago. This new build will be completed in the Summer of 2012; a map of the build is here: http://www.hiberniagfn.com/documents/ProjectExpress_Map.pdf.

As an innovative CRM service provider, Forward Emphasis offers clients, including Fortune 500 firms, finance, insurance, and retail, a fully outsourced approach for their CRM requirements.  Forward Emphasis delivers end-to-end innovative solutions, providing transformational CRM solutions for core business areas.

“At the heart of our business is a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure which ensures we can deliver the best and highest quality solutions to our clients,” states Rickie Doherty, Chief Technical Officer of Forward Emphasis International.  “We chose Hibernia because of their reliable high performance network built with diverse routes across Ireland. This cutting-edge connectivity furthers our goals to provide resilient and secure services.”

With over 24,000 kilometers of fiber optic cable, the Hibernia Atlantic network is comprised of over 100 redundant network Points of Presence. The network includes a special submarine cable build, known as Project Kelvin, connecting key Northern Ireland cities directly to North America and Europe. Engineered for robust and high capacity connectivity with superior support and service, the Hibernia cable network was built on a next-generation platform offering 'security through diversity'.

“Hibernia is committed to driving economic development across Ireland by offering advanced, innovative network services to leading service providers, such as Forward Emphasis,” states Eric Gutshall, EVP of Sales and Marketing of Hibernia Atlantic. “With our wide range of diverse connectivity options, Forward Emphasis has increased flexibility to offer greater speeds with lower latencies, thereby increasing its competitive advantages. We look forward to providing other local and global businesses the same competitive edge throughout the island of Ireland.”

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About Hibernia Atlantic:

Hibernia Atlantic is the only American-owned, diverse transAtlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider.  Hibernia is a subsidiary of Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC) and owned by both CVC and Constellation Ventures Partners. It is a transAtlantic submarine cable and terrestrial fiber network that offers over 100 redundant network Points of Presence (PoPs) throughout Canada, US, UK, and mainland Europe on over 24,000 kilometers of network.  Hibernia provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM and optical-level service up to GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services. In addition, Hibernia offers wholesale capacity prices, unparalleled support, flexibility and service. Hibernia Atlantic owns Hibernia Media , which operates in 20 European and North American markets and represents the largest, national, state-of-the-art optical switching and Dynamic Transport Mode (DTM) network. Hibernia Media offers a full range of services to customers who generate and manage multi-media content.  For more information on Hibernia Atlantic's cutting-edge network or to view their communication video, please visit www.hiberniaatlantic.com. For further information on Hibernia Media, please visit www.hiberniamedia.com.

For Hibernia Atlantic business inquiries, please contact Melissa Butler at 908-988-1990 or melissa.butler@hiberniaatlantic.com.

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