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Press Release -- May 14th, 2012
Source: Hibernia Networks


  • TELE Greenland, Eastlink and Hibernia Atlantic Partner to investigate Low Latency Route
  • 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 existing route.

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

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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

About Eastlink:

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 across Canada.

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 visit

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