Project Express

Project Express

Project Express

“Hibernia Express set a new industry standard in low latency services connecting Europe and North America, leveraging leading edge innovation in optical networking and a highly efficient routing design. The execution by David Smith and his team in delivering the project and the innovative solutions deployed were key to the successful delivery of Hibernia Express.”

Bjarni Thorvardarson, Chief Executive Officer Hibernia Networks


Hibernia had created a strategically unique network connecting North America, Europe and Asia, serving over 100 markets and spanning 25 countries. While the network provided diversity and redundancy to its customers Hibernia wanted to provide the lowest latency route between North America and Europe.

Business Challenge(s)

To supplement Hibernia’s broad range of products and services the challenge was to provide a resilient trans-Atlantic network connectivity solution to customers with stringent latency requirements between major markets in Western Europe and North America.

Technology / Business Solution

Hibernia Express is a low-latency, high-capacity subsea, 2,855 mile transatlantic cable connecting North America and Europe through landing points in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Brean, England; and Cork, Ireland. It has a total system capability of 53Tbps.
The Hibernia Express cable was designed and delivered with a diverse and redundant routing architecture to ensure that it provides the fastest and most reliable connection between major markets in Western Europe and North America in order to meet growing customer demand for fast, high capacity international connectivity solutions.

Construction of the Hibernia Express system commenced in July 2014 and was completed and went into service on time and on budget on September 15, 2015. The Express network currently provides capacity of up to 100 Gbps and will be upgradeable to 400 Gbps in the future.

Business Results

Hibernia Express was the first transatlantic cable system deployed in more than 12 years up to 2015, providing fast (under 59 milliseconds between New York and London), resilient network connectivity solutions to customers with stringent latency requirements.

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