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Cogent Deploys Network Expansion in Ireland by Utilizing Hibernia Networks

Hibernia Networks, a provider of global capacity services, announces today that Cogent Communications has chosen Hibernia Networks to expand its network reach throughout Northern Ireland. By leveraging Hibernia’s high-capacity, multi-count dark fiber, Cogent further strengthens its infrastructure in Ireland.

With almost 2,000 on-net service locations, Cogent is a world-class telecommunications provider serving 36 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. The network expansion will connect Cogent at Hibernia’s cable landing station in Dublin and across the Titanic Quarter in Northern Ireland. This capacity will further address the growing demand Cogent is seeing for high-speed communications services in the region.

“Hibernia’s flexible wholesale transport services are designed for metro, long-haul, subsea or terrestrial network builds and boost any carrier that wants secure, diverse network capacity,” states Eric Gutshall, Senior Vice President Global Sales for Hibernia Networks. “Hibernia built its Northern Ireland network to directly address the growing economy and opportunities throughout the country.  It’s wonderful to see Cogent utilize this capacity to provide high-speed, big-bandwidth services that will further economic development throughout the region.”

“Not only is Hibernia recognized as the premier supplier of high-performance capacity in Ireland, but it is also a leader in diverse network capacity around the globe,” comments Ricardo Orcero, Director Global Fiber for Cogent. “We know that by partnering with Hibernia in any region, we will continue to receive the dedicated support and flexibility to expand when and where we need to be located.”

Hibernia was one of the first subsea carriers to connect North America to Northern Ireland as part of its Project Kelvin build in 2009. The cable connects Hibernia’s fiber-optic cable across Ireland to cities including Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Coleraine, Londonderry, Omagh, Portadown, Strabane, Letterkenny, Castleblayney, Dundalk, Drogheda and Monaghan.

Hibernia’s wholesale offering includes customizable and scalable services, such as:

  • Dedicated Ethernet at all speeds, including 10G LanPhy
  • Protected and unprotected Optical Level Services
  • TDM or Electrical Services
  • Dedicated Ethernet and SDH or Packet over SONET

For more information on Hibernia’s advanced wholesale services, visit

About Hibernia Networks

Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia. Hibernia offers over 200 network Points of Presence (PoPs) on over 27,000 kilometers of fiber.  

Hibernia Networks serves wholesale, financial and media customers with unparalleled support, flexibility and service. Hibernia’s wholesale services provide secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM and optical-level services, including GigE, 10G and LanPhy wavelengths and traditional SONET/SDH services. Hibernia’s financial services unite hundreds of global banks and financial exchanges with low-latency connectivity. Hibernia’s media services are dedicated to flawless delivery of video signals over fiber, supporting media companies across the globe with over 200 media connection points. Hibernia Networks is owned by Columbia Ventures Corporation and funds managed by Constellation Growth Capital.

For more information on Hibernia’s cutting-edge network and services, please visit



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