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Press Release -- January 16th, 2012
Source: Hibernia Networks
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion, Low Latency, Submarine Cable, Video, Wavelength


  • Atrato selects Hibernia to deliver fast, diverse connectivity across the Atlantic and between major US and European hubs
  • Atrato selects Hibernia in response to rapid growth and to meet peak traffic demands
  • Atrato requires diverse and flexible routes to maintain 200-plus percent capacity on all links within Atrato’s IP Network
  • Hibernia is chosen for its cutting-edge network, flexibility, rapid deployment and cost-effective solutions

SUMMIT, NJ & DUBLIN, IRELAND – January 16, 2012 – Hibernia Atlantic, the only US owned, diverse transatlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, announces today that Atrato IP Networks, a leading provider of high-quality IP Transit, Carrier services, Remote-IX and Managed services, has selected Hibernia Atlantic to provide additional capacity on its transatlantic network route, and between major US and European hubs. Atrato, whose customers range from small, privately owned companies to large enterprise firms and ISPs, require high-quality IP transit and direct connections to the world’s largest Internet Exchanges Points (IXPs). Atrato selected Hibernia Atlantic for its fast, diverse connectivity, rapid deployment, and cost-effective pricing.

Atrato IP Networks requires additional transatlantic network routes due to a rapid increase in business throughout the US and Europe. Atrato has an extensive network covering all the major points of presence (PoPs) in over 15 countries and connects to over 20 IXPs. Based in The Netherlands, the company maintains levels of at least 200 percent capacity on its IP Network to ensure peak performance during periods of heavy traffic volume. Atrato selected Hibernia Atlantic to provide additional network capacity between Ashburn and Chicago; Chicago to New York; London to New York; New York to Ashburn; and London to Amsterdam.

“Hibernia Atlantic’s secure and diverse transatlantic connectivity enables Atrato to deliver on the trust that customers place in us to handle their most sensitive data traffic,” states Michiel Muhlenbaumer, Chief Technology Officer of Atrato IP Networks. “While providing a network of low latency and resiliency, Hibernia’s flexible, cost-effective solutions and accelerated deployment schedules are entirely in sync with our needs and our high quality performance.”

Operating an extensive 24,000-kilometer submarine and terrestrial fiber optic network, Hibernia Atlantic delivers a wide range of high capacity services including wavelength, Ethernet and Sonet self-healing circuits. Marked by innovation and guaranteed quality of service, Hibernia’s global network is monitored and maintained 24×7 to ensure 100% availability and optimal performance.

“Atrato is known for its quality design network, including its expansions in support of its high-volume business well in advance of projected growth,” states Eric Gutshall, President of Wholesale for Hibernia Atlantic. “Hibernia is grateful to provide the timely and secure transatlantic element to satisfy Atrato’s customers’ growing capacity demands.”

To view Hibernia Atlantic’s global network map, please visit

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About Atrato:
Atrato IP Networks is a leading provider of high-quality IP Transit, Carrier services, Remote-IX and Managed services with a high-volume customer base including carrier clients, ISP and hosting companies. Founded in 2005, the company has designed its network from the ground up using the newest technologies necessary for the high-bandwidth applications of today, avoiding limiting legacy technologies. For more information on Atrato IP Networks, please visit

About Hibernia Atlantic:

Hibernia Atlantic 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 fibre network that offers over 120 redundant network Points of Presence (PoPs) throughout Canada, US, UK, and mainland Europe on over 24,000 kilometres 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. For more information on Hibernia Atlantic’s cutting-edge network or to view the company’s communication video, please visit  

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