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Hibernia Networks Adds Cork Internet eXchange as a New Point of Presence

Hibernia Networks, a provider of global telecommunications services, announces that it has added Cork Internet eXchange (CIX), the regional data centre for Southwest Ireland, as a new Point of Presence (PoP) on its network. The PoP allows Hibernia to further expand its high capacity, international services throughout Cork, Munster and the island of Ireland.

Built in 2007 and open for business in March 2008, CIX is a critical piece of communications infrastructure for Cork and Munster. The facility is responsible for delivering IP connectivity to thousands of businesses and tens of thousands of homes from Kerry to Waterford via large telcos and regional Internet Service Providers (ISPs). CIX connects upstream to an extensive list of fibre providers and has a 30-metre telecommunications mast onsite, with a line of sight to Cork City and Cork County.

“Hibernia’s presence in CIX further demonstrates our commitment to providing secure, reliable, high performance connectivity throughout the island of Ireland,” states Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO of Hibernia Networks. “Additionally, the connection allows CIX to further reach Europe, North America and the international marketplace, resulting in increased communications and next-generation Internet service for local and regional businesses.”

“By tapping into Hibernia’s international, low latency network,” continues Jerry Sweeney, CEO of CIX, “the exchange is able to extend its reach to the larger global economy and provide fast, low latency bandwidth to its Irish customers.”

Furthermore, CIX customers will gain access to Hibernia’s Project Kelvin network. Project Kelvin is an extensive submarine and terrestrial cable deployment that directly connects Northern Ireland to North America and Europe. The subsea cable comes ashore at Portrush, Northern Ireland and connects to Hibernia’s terrestrial fiber optic ring consisting of over a dozen Irish towns and cities, providing local and global commerce opportunities between the island of Ireland and the rest of the world.

For more information on Hibernia Networks and its global solutions, please visit www.hibernianetworks.com. For more information on CIX, visit www.cix.ie.

About Hibernia Networks

Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia. Hibernia offers over 217 network Points of Presence (PoPs) in 89 markets and 25 countries. Hibernia Networks serves its global customer base, including wholesale, finance, media and high-bandwidth companies, with unparalleled support, flexibility and service. Hibernia provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM, Wavelengths and carrier-grade IP Transit services. As a true, end-to-end service provider, Hibernia also offers cloud connectivity, low latency connectivity and HiberniaCDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery. Hibernia’s media services are dedicated to flawless delivery of video signals over fiber, supporting dedicated and occasional broadcasts globally. For more information on Hibernia’s cutting-edge network and services, please visit www.hibernianetworks.com.

About Cork Internet eXchange

Cork Internet eXchange (CIX) is the major connectivity centre for the south west of Ireland. All fibre providers in the region have a point of presence in the facility. Most regional ISPs and WISPs use the facility to build their core infrastructure for the region, utilising both the fibre connectivity and the 30m telecommunications mast. The data centre is the premier CoLocation facility for the Munster region. CIX is a leading provider of Cloud computing and storage. For more information on the range of services offered by CIX, please visit www.cix.ie.

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

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