Hibernia to supply 100G capacity for NTT's expansion

Hibernia Networks announced on Monday during the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) trade show in Hawaii that it will supply 100 Gbps of network capacity to NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) in support of the Japan-based carrier's European expansion and its Global IP Network (GIN).

NTT's agreement with Hibernia builds on the incumbent's own organic and acquisition efforts to expand its network presence across Europe and other regions, including the United States and Latin America, throughout 2011 and 2012.

Europe, in particular, has been a growth target for NTT.

In addition to opening an office in Stockholm to target customer opportunities in Scandinavia, NTT built out PoPs (Points of Presence) in four major European hubs, including Amsterdam, Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia.

NTT is also a major provider of lit capacity to transport data between Japan and the United States.

By establishing this new relationship with Hibernia, NTT will be able to connect its key PoPs in Europe with the West Coast market in the United States, allowing it to carry traffic over its core PC-1 transpacific cable.

Chris Lathrop, senior director of Network Infrastructure, NTT Communications Global IP Network for NTT America, said in a release announcing the agreement with Hibernia that the company "required a diverse route from key European points to the west coast of the US, and Hibernia was able to design complex solutions that would encompass multiple routes."

For Hibernia, which just recently renamed itself Hibernia Networks, the deal with NTT is significant because it illustrates that, while its subsea cable network is important, the provider has been no less aggressive on the terrestrial side. To date, it has established 120 PoPs across North America, Europe and Asia and runs the Global Financial Network (GFN).

For more:
- see the release

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