Companies based in the Republic of Ireland, have a new option for fiber communication to London and mainland Europe.
Sea Fibre Networks has completed onward links for Celtix Connect, the first new European subsea cable to be laid in a decade, to Manchester, London and Amsterdam, via a series of third party deals. The firm hopes the C-Fibre links will help it tap growth in the number of global ICT firms establishing their European headquarters in Dublin, and is also targeting web-based firms based in the Irish capital that are constructing their own data centers.
“C-Fibre provides ultra-high-performance connectivity between Dublin and London or Manchester, while offering a geographically diverse central corridor in the Irish Sea,” explains Diane Hodnett, chief executive of Sea Fibre Networks. One of the main selling points is that the connections are carrier neutral, Hodnett adds, with all deals covered by service level agreements.
The firm claims an advantage in providing low-latency fiber connectivity between Ireland and the UK because its Celtix Connect cable takes the shortest route across the Irish Sea – between Dublin and Holyhead. Work to deploy the cable was completed in January.