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Btnaccess Selects Hibernia Atlantic's Fast & Redundant Trans-Atlantic Cable Network to Further Enhance Customer Diversity and Service

Btnaccess Selects Hibernia Atlantic's Fast & Redundant Trans-Atlantic Cable Network to Further Enhance Customer Diversity an

BOSTON and RESTON, Va., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond the Network America, Inc. (btnaccess), a leading worldwide IP telephony provider, and Hibernia Atlantic, the fastest Trans-Atlantic transport provider, announce today that btnaccess has selected Hibernia's cable network to provide optical level service from New York to London quickly and securely.

The agreement was driven by Hibernia's ability to offer (1) route diversity, (2) enhanced optical level service and (3) Hibernia's unique ability to drop off traffic directly to Dublin. Hibernia Atlantic owns and operates the only direct Trans-Atlantic cable route from the US and Canada to Ireland and the UK. Hibernia has deployed the latest, fastest cable connections, including optical and Ethernet services, up to GigE and 10Gbps wavelengths, within 63 milliseconds roundtrip.

"We are pleased to select Hibernia Atlantic's secure transport," states Dan Lovatt, Chief Executive Officer for btnaccess. "Btnacccess is focused on implementing the best solutions to meet our customers' voice and data requirements, including hosted PBX and MPLS VPN to carriers, service providers and enterprises. We see Hibernia Atlantic's extensive suite of network services, large bandwidth capacity, and extremely low latency as perfect solutions for our client's growing next generation broadband needs."

"We welcome btnaccess to Hibernia's growing roster of customers," states Bjarni Thorvardarson, Chief Executive Officer of Hibernia Atlantic. "We believe the two companies share a common objective: to provide the highest level of network service and support to our customers at the most competitive pricing. Hibernia Atlantic looks forward to providing btnaccess fast and reliable network service to its US and European carrier and enterprise customers."

About btnaccess:

Headquartered in Reston, VA and Hong Kong with teams based in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, btnaccess offers business class voice and data solutions, including Hosted PBX and MPLS VPN, to carriers, service providers and enterprises. Btnaccess is a subsidiary of PCCW, a leader in next generation broadband solutions with holdings that include the former Hong Kong Telephone Company.

For more info, please contact: Kimberly Pratt at 703-621-2224 or [email protected].

About Hibernia Atlantic:

The Hibernia Atlantic network provides European and US customers with direct Trans-Atlantic connectivity, at competitive prices, with unparalleled support and service. Hibernia Atlantic's redundant rings between Dublin, Manchester, London, New York, Halifax, Montreal and Boston are the fastest way to communicate across the Atlantic, providing dedicated Ethernet and optical level service up to GigE and 10G wavelengths. With Hibernia's cutting-edge, network technology, enterprise customers, carriers and wholesale customers will now be able to offer reliable, next-generation bundled services to their end-users at affordable prices. Hibernia Atlantic is a private company, established in 2001 by Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC). For more information, please visit http://www.hiberniaatlantic.com/.

For more info, please contact: Jaymie Scotto 201.938.0177 [email protected]

Hibernia Atlantic

CONTACT: Jaymie Scott of Hibernia Atlantic, +1-201-938-0177,
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.hiberniaatlantic.com/

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