April 8, 2013 by Sarah
Ireland’s ICT sector was booming this March! The IDA announced over 500 jobs from existing and budding companies in the sector such as McAfee, Yahoo! and Zendesk. Ireland is the strategic location of choice for the:
Top 10 “born on the internet‟ companies (e.g. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, PayPal, Ebay, Yahoo!)
9 of the top 10 US ICT companies (e.g. Intel, Dell, Apple, Amazon)
9 of the top 10 global software companies (e.g. Microsoft, IBM)
3 of the top 3 global security software companies (e.g. Symantec, McAfee)
3 of the top 3 global enterprise software companies (e.g. SAP, Oracle)
4 of the top 5 IT services companies (e.g. HP, Fujitsu, Accenture) (more…)
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February 28, 2013 by Sarah
Have you ever wondered how the Internet works? While surfing through Wimp I found a cool video explaining just that! Because the Internet can take many different forms – a data centre, a submarine cable system or a “packet” it’s hard to knuckle down its physicality.
Here in Sea Fibre Networks, we have samples of the different submarine systems that are used for short haul (CletixConnect) and long-haul (Transatlantic) cables. It’s hard to believe that 98% of global communications depend on these small, but sometimes very long cables. Light is sent through these networks using Fibre Optic Technology and fibre optic strands are as thin as hair. In some instances, these strands of glass can transmit huge amounts of information instantaneously.
A fibre pair on the CeltixConnect submarine system can send the whole of Wikipedia in ONE second and the network has 72 pairs altogether! Speed is important to some industries especially the financial sector. Online financial trading requires a high speed, high capacity and low latency (slowness) connection. Networks like CeltixConnect enable high-frequency traders to transmit millions of orders at lightning speed. Powerful algorithms — “algos,” in industry parlance — execute millions of orders a second and scan dozens of public and private marketplaces simultaneously. They can spot trends before other investors can blink, changing orders and strategies within milliseconds. A five-millisecond delay transmitting an automatic trade can cost a broker up to 1% of its flow, up to $4 million per millisecond!
Contact us today to see how you can improve your submarine network +3531 6624399
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February 5, 2013 by Sarah
“Part of the Government’s plan for jobs and growth is ensuring that we attract more fast-growing start-ups and emerging companies to locate in Ireland, so that they establish deep roots here from early in their growth and make a substantial impact on our economy,” said Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
But what can we do to retain the high-class companies that are already here? Last year, CeltixConnect was the first submarine network to be built on the Central Corridor of the Irish Sea in over a decade, offering dedicated dark fibre for the first time to customers such as Colt and euNetworks. As older cables in the Irish Sea reach end of life, a new wave of modern high-fibre count cables is appearing. These modern communication systems will not only help attract emerging businesses to Ireland but will also help retain what we already have. (more…)
Category: Cork, Ireland Tech Landscape, Sub-Sea Ireland, Sub-Sea Telecoms ProvidersTags: Cork, Dublin, IDA, IDA Ireland, Jobs, Richard Bruton | Comments (0)
January 23, 2013 by Sarah
Sea Fibre Networks offer existing cable owners and carriers a chance to lease dark fibre onCeltixConnect, one of Europes most modern cable systems. We also work with Pan-European Network Providers to offer you seamless, bespoke network solutions from anywhere in Ireland onwards to the UK and Europe. Did you know that sub-sea cable owners and carriers consider retiring older cable systems for the following reasons? (more…)
Category: Designing your backbone network, Network Demand, Sub-Sea Ireland, Sub-Sea Maintenance, Sub-Sea Telecoms ProvidersTags: ACMA, dark fiber, dark fibre, diversity, fibre provider, latency, retiring cable systems, sea fibre networks, SFN, Sub-Sea Telecoms ProvidersTags: celtixconnect, submarine cables, submarine networks, telecommunications, telecoms | Comments (0)
January 10, 2013 by Sarah
There are many important factors to take into account when selecting a new sub-sea telecoms provider or re-evaluating your existing one. By selecting the correct provider, you can minimize the impact of disruptions to your critical business operations and improve the quality of your customer product or service offerings: (more…)
Category: Sub-Sea Telecoms ProvidersTags: celtixconnect, dark fiber, dark fibre, diversity, fibre provider, latency, sea fibre networks, SFN, submarine cables, submarine networks, telecommunications, telecoms | Comments (0)
November 29, 2012 by Sarah
Under the ocean’s floor it’s much harder to protect our vital Internet infrastructure from natural enemies like Trojan “Sea Horses”! Maintaining a reliable, secure network is vital for any sub-sea organisation to deliver products such as these.
SFN joined the Atlantic Cable Maintenance and Repair Agreement (ACMA) at the start of 2012 as part of our pro-active cable operations and maintenance programme for CeltixConnect. ACMA operates one of the largest dedicated marine fleets in the world and is responsible for the maintenance and repair for over 60 of the largest sub-sea telecoms, power, oil and gas organisations in the world. To learn more about sub-sea cable maintainence and repair visit www.acmarepair.com (more…)
Category: Sub-Sea MaintenanceTags: cable, celtixconnect, dark fiber, dark fibre, diversity, fibre provider, latency, sea fibre networks, SFN, sub-sea, sub-sea cable repair, sub-sea maintenance, submarine cables, submarine network repair, telecommunications, telecoms | Comments (0)
November 1, 2012 by Sarah
Sea Fibre Networks now service two of Europe’s major data hubs: London and Amsterdam. This is essential for enabling Irish and multinational companies to export their data from our digital island on bespoke routes around the globe
The C-Fibre portfolio has expanded from the greater Dublin area to Amsterdam, home of the busiest Internet Exchange in Europe, AMS-IX. Utilising selected third party providers, SFN delivers an end-to-end fibre solution from Dublin to Amsterdam, via London, while remaining carrier-neutral and the linchpin of the solution. This Dublin – Amsterdam solution is managed with industry leading single Service Level Agreements. (more…)
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October 19, 2012 by Sarah
Sea Fibre Networks is a new breed of privately owned, carrier neutral telecoms company, specialising in the operation and construction of sub-sea telecoms infrastructures. In January 2012, SFN completed CeltixConnect, a completely diverse 144- fibre network, designed with the shortest route connecting Ireland and the UK. In a short space of time CeltixConnect has become the lynchpin of Internet and data communications between Ireland and the UK delivering service from Dublin to London for customers such as Colt and euNetworks. CeltixConnect, is Europe’s first subsea network construction in over a decade. Here are some vital points you must know about Sea Fibre Networks: (more…)
Category: Sub-Sea Telecoms ProvidersTags: AMS-IX, amsterdam, celtixconnect, dark fiber, dark fibre, diversity, fibre provider, internet, latency, sea fibre networks, SFN, submarine cables, submarine networks, telecommunications, telecoms | Comments (0)
October 10, 2012 by Sarah
Today announced we announced the launch of our Staffordshire Gateway, an unrivalled interconnection point made possible by constructing a high fibre count terrestrial network from Balterly to Halmer End. At the Staffordshire Gateway our customers can now access a range of six fibre providers enabling them with a choice of route, Service Level Agreement and cost efficiencies.
We have brought the Carrier Neutral Data Centre Model into the networks world demonstrating our commitment to carrier-neutrality and further minimising dependency on single operators, ensuring the customer is always at the forefront of choosing the best suited solution design for their requirements. By constructing the Staffordshire Gateway, SFN bypass a longer (158km), more northerly route to London increasing diversity and lowering costs for customers. This newly constructed Dublin to London route satisfies demands for capacity and low latency driven by digital services and online gaming industries typically requiring shortest route connections and extreme speeds.
Our CTO, Tom McMahon said: “In the past customers rarely had a choice in backhaul provider at this location. However the addition of the Staffordshire Gateway ensures the customer is at the centre of the solution and can design a network bespoke to their requirements such as low latency (length), cost, existing relationships, or scalability.”
Today, we were not only launching the new Staffordshire Gateway, we are launching our company ethos of carrier-neutrality too! If you are a network provider and do not want to be competeing with your service provider at market level give us a call today to discuss your network requirments +35316624399 or email us today here.
Category: DestinationsTags: AMS-IX, amsterdam, carrier neutral, celtixconnect, dark fiber, dark fibre, dark fibre uk, diversity, fibre provider, internet, latency, sea fibre networks, SFN, staffordshire, submarine cables, submarine networks, telecommunications, telecoms | Comments (0)
September 12, 2012 by Sarah
Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data and 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Data will grow 50 times in the next 10 years presenting unique opportunities and huge infrastructure challenges.
Our Bright Fibre, part of the C-Fibre portfolio, empowers service providers and enterprises with the benefits of dark fibre without the associated complications of management. SFN manages the dark fibre on behalf of the customer reducing risk and cost and avoiding any interface issues in the event of an outage. (more…)
Category: Sub-Sea IrelandTags: AMS-IX, amsterdam, celtixconnect, dark fiber, dark fibre, diversity, fibre provider, internet, ireland, latency, sea fibre networks, SFN, sub-sea ireland, submarine cables, submarine networks, telecommunications, telecoms | Comments (0)