Accedian Solution to Enable Low Latency Services on Hibernia Express

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 9, 2016
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MONTREAL, CAN: Accedian, a provider of end-to-end network performance visibility, for control over the best possible user experience, has announced that Hibernia Networks is utilizing its network solution. Hibernia Networks, owner and operator a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia, serving 89 markets and spanning over 25 countries, has been using this solution by Accedian to provide tiered termination aggregation services. Hibernia Network’ss new transatlantic cable Hibernia Express, which was launched in September 2015, provides the lowest latency transatlantic connectivity, capable of round-trip speeds of under 58.95 milliseconds between New York and London. The Accedian platform enables Hibernia Networks to provide flexible Ethernet speeds for its portfolio of low latency connectivity solutions, ensuring scaled service that matches with the individual requirements of its users.

A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) chipset capable of processing every data packet at line speed serves as a backbone for Accedian’s unique technology. Accedian is selected to help aggregate and terminate a tiered offering of low latency services, enabling Hibernia Networks to more effectively address the specific requirements of its customers.

"We are delighted to be part of Hibernia Networks state-of-the-art transatlantic cable system," said Patrick Ostiguy, CEO, Accedian. "Our ability to guarantee lowest possible latency through technology innovation and best-practice continues to provide the hallmark for our ongoing expansion as we serve an increasing number of service providers spanning wholesale, mobile, and cable networks."

The Accedian network solution is efficient to provide monitoring and measurement functions on a one-way transatlantic transmission with sub-microsecond accuracy and this assists Hibernia Networks to deliver more proactive performance assurance support for low latency services, from its network operations center. The performance monitoring metrics include latency, packet loss, and jitter.

"Delivering the lowest latency connection between North America and Europe is a major achievement in the development of submarine low latency cable facilities," said Al DiGabriele, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Hibernia Networks. "Hibernia Express has become a business-changing differentiator for customers across many industries, including financial services firms and media companies, all looking to drive maximum network speed and performance at scale."