Hibernia launches PoP in Dubai

01 March 2016 |

Subsea cable operator Hibernia Networks has launched a PoP in Dubai, UAE.

The PoP is said to offer access to other networks across the Middle East. Hibernia’s Ethernet-based service is said to utilise low latency solutions linking Dubai to other major financial hubs in Europe, North America and Asia.

“With its strategic location, Dubai is a major international hub for financial markets as well as media and content distribution throughout the region and beyond,” said Omar Altaji, CCO at Hibernia Networks. “Hibernia Networks’ presence in Dubai confirms our commitment to strategically expanding our global network reach into new geographic locations in order to provide customers with the high-speed, high-quality connections they require around the globe for applications such as split second financial transactions and live broadcast feeds.”

According to TeleGeography, demand for international bandwidth between the Middle East and North America is projected to grow 39% annually from 2015 to 2022.

“Network latency has become a critical performance factor for financial firms, content providers, and cloud computing platforms,” said Erik Kreifeldt, senior analyst at TeleGeography. “These industry segments stand to benefit from the low latency connectivity option that Hibernia Networks has introduced to and from Dubai.” 

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