Claranet Delivers High Performance Trans-Atlantic Communication For Business

Hibernia Atlantic and Claranet team up to offer a diverse, secure and reliable connection from London/Manchester to New York.

Boston, MA, New York, NY & London, UK - November 28, 2006 - Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse trans-Atlantic transport provider, announces today that it has successfully connected Claranet, the IT services group, to its high performance cable network crossing the North Atlantic.

The agreement has connected Claranet to Hibernia Atlantic's route protected, clear channel trans-Atlantic link from New York City to London. Through physical diversity, the network connection will offer reliability to Claranet's business clients. The network resiliency of the connection will allow Claranet to continue to operate industry leading service level agreements (SLAs) for its customers.

We offer the highest performance Ethernet in the market; SDH performance with the friendliness and functionality of Ethernet. Rod Beck and our Hibernia team worked closely with Claranet to deliver a network that offers security, diversity and resilience.Bjarni K. Thorvardarson, CEO for Hibernia Atlantic

Mike Rogers, Claranet's Technical Director, says:

Claranet's new trans-Atlantic agreement is great news for our high-performance business customers. Our customers are asking Claranet to deliver low latency, MPLS VPNs extending to the east coast - with priority management for their VoIP and business critical applications. Hibernia Atlantic owns and operates the only direct trans-Atlantic cable from the USA and Canada to Ireland and the UK, and has helped us fulfill our customer's needs. Claranet is constantly looking at ways to deliver value to our customers. This new agreement will deliver a fast, secure and dependable trans-Atlantic link to our business customers.

For more info, please contact:

Hibernia Atlantic Jaymie Scotto 201.839.0177

Claranet +44 20 7609 1900

About Hibernia Atlantic

Hibernia Atlantic's North American network includes Halifax, Montreal, Boston, Albany, Newark, White Plains, NY, Stamford, CT, Toronto and New York. Hibernia's Ireland and UK network includes Ashburn, Amsterdam, Cork, Dublin, Frankfurt, Galway, Limerick, Southport, Manchester, Waterford, Paris and London. Currently, the Hibernia route is the only direct link between Canada and Ireland/EMEA. For the complete trans-Atlantic network map and service offerings, please visit:

The Hibernia Atlantic network offers security through diversity. The low-latency cable circuit 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:

About Claranet

Claranet was established in 1996 as a dial-up Internet access provider in the UK. The company's sustained profitability has resulted in continuous reinvestment, transforming Claranet into a multi-national managed services provider.

Today Claranet provides flexible and tailored network infrastructure that performs to the requirements of its 300,000 customers across six European countries and the US.

Claranet customers have confidence in their connectivity. They are served by experienced, innovative and dependable technicians.

Claranet commits to the highest standard of service level agreement.