Hibernia Networks is advancing its standing in the submarine cable market race, announcing that it is working with its network partner TE Connectivity to begin work on its Hibernia Express cable system.
Upon completion, the 4,600 km cable will provide a low-latency route between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK, with terrestrial fiber to extend connectivity to the major metro areas.
The cable system will initially offer 100G transmission capacity using TE SubCom's C100 SLTE platform.
Hibernia express will be a 6 fiber pair submarine cable, with a portion of the fibers optimized for lowest latency and a portion optimized for 100x100 Gbps design capacity. The total design capacity of the cable will be over 53 Tbps.
Getting to this point with TE Connectivity has been fraught with some challenges for Hibernia. In February 2013, the service provider had to halt production on the cable due to cybersecurity issues related to its work with Huawei.
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