Hibernia Atlantic rebrands to Hibernia Networks, to reflect shift in global business focus

17 Jan 2013

Dublin-based Hibernia Atlantic, a provider of global capacity services, has announced that it has changed its name to Hibernia Networks, to reflect the company’s organic and strategic network growth since its inception in 2003. Since launch, the company has evolved from being ‘a transatlantic centric provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions to a premier provider of global solutions,’ it said in its release.

The statement went on to point out that Hibernia Networks is comprised of three strategic platforms addressing the bandwidth needs and requirements across several key markets – wholesale, financial and media. As part of the company’s global focus, Hibernia Media will now be fully integrated under the Hibernia Networks platform, it said. The company has grown its global network reach to over 120 points of presence (PoP) in North America, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Pacific Rim, and operates five Hibernia-owned cable landing stations.

Hibernia was founded via the purchase of two transatlantic submarine cables and cable landing stations. The system was built by TE SubCom (formerly known as Tyco Submarine Systems) at an initial cost of approximately USD1 billion. Hibernia Atlantic began carrying traffic across the network in 2005 after establishing backhaul routes to London and New York. The carrier’s wholesale services provide secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM and optical-level services, including GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services.