Microsoft has selected Hibernia Networks for connectivity between Halifax, Canada; Ballinspittle, Ireland and Brean, UK. Hibernia’s Express cable will not only support Microsoft’s backbone, but will also connect several of Microsoft’s data centers via metro and long haul fibers.
The partnership will better enable Microsoft’s customers to connect anywhere, at anytime and on any device, which is critical in today’s “always on, always connected” world. Customers will experience enhanced capability, predictability and availability from Hibernia Networks’ high capacity, low latency fiber network. Furthermore, the Hibernia Express cable pair will yield in excess of 10 Tbps per pair, which is an increase of almost 3x the current 3.5 Tbps per pair being delivered on the current systems.
“Hibernia Networks is proud to have been selected by Microsoft to provide a key piece to their existing backbone network on our transatlantic cable system, including our new Hibernia Express cable,” said Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO of Hibernia Networks. “Microsoft’s trust in Hibernia Networks further affirms our commitment to delivering reliable and secure content delivery. We look forward to our continued work together and to helping connect Microsoft users around the world.”
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