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Press Release -- September 29th, 2016
Source: Hibernia Networks


Lowest latency fiber infrastructure enabled high-quality video distribution of the Summer Games to RTE, delivering crystal clear, reliable video content for ultimate viewing experience

DUBLIN, IRELANDSeptember 29, 2016 Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global telecommunications services, announces the successful transmission of last month’s Summer Games for RTE, Ireland’s national television and radio broadcaster. Hibernia Networks’ 100% Quality of Service (QoS) network is relied upon by broadcasters during live sporting, entertainment and news events to deliver the secure and reliable connectivity required for the highest quality end-user experience. Hibernia Networks’ solution utilized the company’s best-in-class infrastructure to transport video coverage, connecting broadcast studios in Rio de Janeiro to Ireland.

“Hibernia Networks is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality live news, sports and entertainment content to end-users worldwide,” states Fergus Innes, Regional Vice President Media Services at Hibernia Networks. “We are continuously innovating transport technologies to ensure viewers experience the clearest video on any viewing platform. RTE customers were able to enjoy the highest quality viewing of every record-setting performance and medal ceremony throughout the duration of the games.”

Broadcasters, service providers and content players utilize Hibernia Networks’ fully managed video transport solutions to achieve crystal clear, real-time content distribution. The company transports more than 420,000 hours of live content per month, and in April 2016 announced its ability to support J2K-enabled 4K ultra high-definition video transmission over its global fiber optic network, including Hibernia Express, the industry’s lowest latency transatlantic cable system, enabling an ultra high resolution viewer experience.

“International video transport demands are evolving as new technologies and devices continually emerge,” states Brian Gilroy, Director of Television Operations and Facilities at RTE. “It is of the utmost importance that we deliver the highest-quality content to our end-users, in particular for large sporting and entertainment events such as the 2016 Summer Games. Our mission is to ensure our customers stay connected, and Hibernia Networks’ robust fiber optic infrastructure, innovative solutions, and attention to customer service enable us to do just that.”

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About Hibernia Networks:

Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network serving more than 100 markets and spanning 25 countries. Hibernia Networks serves customers with unparalleled support, flexibility and service in a variety of industry segments including financial markets, web-centric, media and entertainment, and telecom service providers. Providing enterprise-class and wholesale global connectivity solutions, Hibernia Networks offers secure and diverse optical transport, Ethernet, and carrier-grade IP transit services. Hibernia Networks also offers dedicated cloud connectivity, low latency services, DTM and HiberniaCDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery. Hibernia Express, Hibernia Networks’ transatlantic cable, provides the lowest latency connections available between major commercial and financial centers in North America, Europe and beyond. The state-of-the-art cable system garnered two Global Carriers Awards in 2015 –Subsea Project of the Year and Best Subsea Innovation, as well as the Global Telecom Business Innovation Award for 2016.

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