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Press Release -- January 17th, 2012
Source: Hibernia Networks, Telefonica
Tags: Ethernet, Expansion, MPLS, Submarine Cable, Video, Wavelength

HIBERNIA ATLANTIC SUPPLIES TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTIVITY FOR TELEFÓNICA INTERNATIONAL WHOLESALE SERVICES

  • Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) selects Hibernia for new connectivity between Europe and the US
  • TIWS will increase its network redundancy by adding two new submarine routes provided by Hibernia Atlantic.
  • Hibernia’s global network is monitored and maintained 24x7 to ensure 100% availability and optimal performance

SUMMIT, NJ & DUBLIN, IRELAND – January 17, 2012 - Hibernia Atlantic, the only US owned, diverse transatlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, announces it will supply new connectivity between Europe and the US to Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) after being selected by the global operator. TIWS is the organization within the Telefónica Group that provides global telecommunication services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers.

TIWS is a global solutions provider in the international wholesale market, with presence in the main European and American markets. Due to significant growth and demand for transatlantic capacity, TIWS has partnered with Hibernia to meet the needs of its multinational customers. TIWS also provides IT global and convergent solutions to multinational companies out of the Telefónica Group’s footprint thanks to its large IP/MPLS network with POPs in more than 40 countries.

Hibernia Atlantic’s unique route diversity provides an additional redundancy to Telefónica`s International Backbone and its customers to connect Europe and the US,” states José Ramón Vela, CEO of Telefónica International Wholesale Services. “TIWS looks to advance its network capabilities based upon its clients’ growing needs by working with partners such as Hibernia; as such, we now have increased network scalability backed by high quality performance.”

Engineered for security and diversity, Hibernia’s transatlantic submarine cable network securely connects over 120 points of presence throughout Europe and North America. With an extensive 24,000-kilometer submarine and terrestrial fiber optic network, Hibernia provides its customers and global communities high-end technical support, flexible network services and wholesale capacity prices.

“TIWS requires its telecommunication services to be delivered with the highest level of quality of service globally,” continues Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO for Hibernia Atlantic. “As the company’s need for high performance network solutions increases, Hibernia is proud to offer reliability and transatlantic connectivity options to meet TIWS’ expansion needs, all backed by our 24x7 monitored technical support.”

To view Hibernia Atlantic’s global network map and key locations, please visit http://www.hiberniaatlantic.com/documents/HA_StatSheet_0911.pdf.

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About Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS):

Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) is the organization within the Telefónica Group that provides global telecommunication services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers. Its portfolio includes international Voice, IP, Capacity, Satellite, Mobility, Platform and International Services for Corporations.

Telefónica International Wholesale Services uses state of the art technology in all its services and products. It has a Tier 1 Backbone offering direct connectivity between Latin America, USA and Europe through a large international fiber optic network including, among others, the submarine cable, SAm-1. The company carries over 20 billion minutes of international voice a year through its NGN network and its more than 300 direct routes with international carriers.

TIWS is a leader global solutions provider in the international wholesale market, with a wide and competitive portfolio of services and outsourcing solutions for international carriers, with presence in the main European and American markets. www.internationalservices.Telefónica.com

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 fiber network that offers over 120 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. For more information on Hibernia Atlantic's cutting-edge network or to view the company’s communication video, please visit www.hiberniaatlantic.com.  

For Hibernia Atlantic media inquiries, please contact:

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