Hibernia Atlantic in global fibre deal with Huawei
Hibernia Atlantic has signed a major construction deal with Huawei that will see the Chinese telecoms giant deploy its US$300m transatlantic Project Express network that will connect the financial centres of London and New York. The network will include a branching unit to connect with Ireland.
Hibernia Atlantic is laying a 6,021km state-of-the-art fibre Hibernian Express network that will extend from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to the UK, connecting finance centres in New York and London in just 59 milliseconds.
Huawei Marine is understood to have completed the first phase of the project’s marine survey work and is now manufacturing the cables and wet plant for the project.
The Atlantic phase of the Global Financial Network – called global because it will link up with similar fibre networks Hibernia Atlantic plans to deploy in the Pacific to connect financial centres like Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore – will be ready for service by summer 2013.