Hibernia to Deploy Ciena’s GeoMesh Solution on Trans-Atlantic Subsea System

Hibernia Networks recently selected Ciena® to provide advanced optical solutions on the Hibernia Networks platform. The first element of Hibernia’s network to utilize Ciena’s technology will be Hibernia’s Trans-Atlantic system. As part of the new relationship with Ciena, Hibernia has also joined Ciena’s BizConnect partner program, offering a comprehensive go-to market strategy that includes joint marketing, training and technical support to penetrate new customers and industries in North America and Europe.

Hibernia to Deploy Ciena's GeoMesh Solution on Trans-Atlantic Subsea System

Hibernia will deploy Ciena’s GeoMesh submarine solution, including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, WaveLogic coherent optics and full ROADM. Together, these components lay the foundation for an OPⁿ® network architecture that will enable Hibernia to scale and react quickly to address changing trans-Atlantic traffic patterns.

Hibernia will also leverage Ciena’s OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane platform, which provides seamless end-to-end service provisioning and creation. This added level of control will allow Hibernia to rapidly offer services, all with simple and efficient back-end workflows.

As a new member of Ciena’s BizConnect partner program, Hibernia is working with Ciena to jointly develop new sales opportunities, particularly with government, education and other public-sector customers.

Matt Johnson, SVP Product & Strategy at Hibernia Networks, commented: “We look forward to growing our relationship with Ciena as our customers evolve their connectivity needs in support of their own global web-scale approaches to infrastructure virtualization through solutions like CDN, IP Ethernet and 100G.”

“Driven by a need to get increased value from their existing assets, submarine cable operators continue to turn to Ciena for flexible and programmable trans-oceanic GeoMesh networking capabilities. This scalable and intelligent network architecture will position Hibernia to generate new revenue streams by quickly and easily introducing new services,” added Ed McCormack, Vice President and General Manager of Submarine Systems at Ciena.

Press Release, May 14, 2014; Image: Statnett