• TELE Greenland, Eastlink and Hibernia Atlantic Partner to investigate Low Latency
• Route potentially offers shortest, most direct path connecting New York to Iceland
SUMMIT, NJ & DUBLIN, IRELAND – May 14, 2012 – TELE Greenland, Eastlink and Hibernia
Atlantic announce a potential new low latency high bandwidth connection between New York, New
York and Landeyajasandur, Iceland. The route would utilize the Greenland Connect cable, owned
and operated by TELE Greenland; network facilities owned and operated in Newfoundland and
Nova Scotia by Eastlink; and the facilities of Hibernia Atlantic from Halifax to New York. The route
would provide the lowest latency possible and could remove up to 1100 kilometers from the
As the main communications and postal provider for Greenland, TELE Greenland operates an
existing cable system, Greenland Connect, which connects Europe and Halifax, Nova Scotia via
Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland. The new build in conjunction with Hibernia Atlantic and
Eastlink, a key telecommunications provider in Canada, will modify the design of Greenland
Connect from Landeyajasandur, Iceland to Milton, Newfoundland via Nuuk, Greenland through the
deployment of branching units and a new more direct connection between those branching units.
"Eastlink has a high capacity fibre network in place that links Milton, Newfoundland to Halifax,
Nova Scotia,” says Lee Bragg, Eastlink CEO. “This network gives us the ability to further expand to
meet the growth in requirement on this leg of the route."
An industry pioneer, Eastlink offers television, Internet, and data communications services
throughout Canada including Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Colombia.
“Hibernia Atlantic has the engineering experience to ensure the new cable build linking Iceland to
the United States will offer the latest in technology,” states Frank Gabriel, Wholesale Manager of
TELE Greenland “This project will help further economic development and growth in the region and
continue our heritage of providing core IT infrastructure to support the region’s communications.”
“This modified Icelandic route looks to shorten the existing physical path, therefore lowering its
current latency by over 10ms round trip,” states Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO for Hibernia Atlantic.
“Through utilizing Hibernia Atlantic and Eastlink’s existing and planned networks, a direct
connection into New York can be established providing access to a direct fiber cable system. The
research we develop together with TELE Greenland and Eastlink will help us determine the most
efficient and reliable route for optimal latency.”
Hibernia Atlantic operates over 24,000 kilometers of advanced fiber optic network across North
America and Europe. Its wholesale transatlantic and terrestrial capacity utilizes advanced
technology to provide clients with customized solutions.
To view Hibernia Atlantic’s global network map and key locations, please visit
About TELE Greenland:
TELE Greenland A/S is the sole telecommunications service provider in Greenland. It is limited
company 100% owned by the Government.
Through its Greenland Connect submarine cable system TELE Greenland A/S offers the same
basic services at the same price level as comparable countries in Europe and North America; this
includes fixed network telephony, GSM, UMTS, broadband internet and business VPN. The
company also runs a number of services as part of
its public obligations. Among these are radio & TV broadcasting, air control radio, maritime radio
and navigation systems. For more information on TELE Greenland, please visit www.telepost.gl
With more than 1,600 employees from coast to coast, Eastlink delivers world-class video
entertainment, internet and telephone services to residential, business and public-sector customers
Using its state-of-the-art fibre network, Eastlink offers advanced services including the best
OnDemand, HD and 3D programming, High Speed Internet scalable to 200 Mbps, competitive
local telephone services, and exclusive locally produced programming via Eastlink TV. Eastlink has
been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies for six consecutive years.
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
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