Hibernia upgrades Trans-Atlantic submarine cable network with Ciena's 6500 platform

Hibernia Networks is implementing Ciena's optical platforms to enhance its Trans-Atlantic system that serves as a foundation for its IP transit, CDN and Ethernet service offerings.

For this network build, the service provider will deploy Ciena's GeoMesh submarine solution, including its 6500 packet-optical platform, WaveLogic coherent optics and full ROADM. These components will be used to scale its network to address changing trans-Atlantic traffic patterns.

Besides the optical capabilities of the 6500 and the related components, Hibernia will simplify its service provisioning and creation process by using Ciena's OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane platform. Hibernia said that having this control will allow it to rapidly offer services.

In addition, Hibernia has become a member of Ciena's BizConnect partner program where it will work with the vendor to jointly develop new sales opportunities, particularly in the government, education and other public-sector segments.

This latest deployment of Ciena gear comes at a time when Hibernia continues to ramp up its operations. In August, the service provider enhanced its IP and Ethernet services portfolio by purchasing Atrato IP Networks.

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