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Hibernia Atlantic, Huawei complete first 100 Gbps transatlantic trial

Transatlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider Hibernia Atlantic, Huawei, and Huawei Marine, recently completed the first 100G transatlantic connection between Halifax to Southport, England.


November 16, 2011  


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Transatlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider Hibernia Atlantic, Huawei, and Huawei Marine, recently completed the first 100G transatlantic connection between Halifax to Southport, England.

According to the three companies, this is the highest capacity connection ever transmitted across the Atlantic Ocean.

The success of the trial is allowing the companies to move forward on an “aggressive deployment schedule,” including 100 Gbps connections between Halifax and Montreal and between Amsterdam and London by Q1 2012, followed by other key routes later in the year.

The trial involved Huawei’s latest 100 Gbps single wavelength coherent technology Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms and Forward Error Correction (FEC) enabling high capacity transport across transatlantic distances.

“Additional capacity to our existing network system will provide the ability to meet the growing service needs of our clients,” said Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO for Hibernia Atlantic. “The carrier, multi-media and enterprise industries all require high capacity at the 100 Gbps level to ensure high performance data transmissions.”