Hibernia Atlantic and Huawei announced this week the completion of a coherent 100 Gbps transmission from Halifax, N.S. to Southport, England, across 5,570 kilometres of subsea cable. “This test was historic in nature; this is the highest capacity connection ever transmitted across the Atlantic Ocean,” the companies said in a release. Following the successful test, the companies will deploy 100 Gbps cross-Atlantic connections between Halifax, Montreal, Amsterdam and London by the first quarter of 2012, followed by other key routes later in the year, the companies said. The trial involved Huawei's Optical Interoperability Forum technology that uses digital signal processing algorithms and next-generation, high-capacity transport lines for transatlantic distances, a release said. In 2013, the companies also plan to deploy Project Express, the first transatlantic, fibre-optic cable “with the shortest latency in history at sub 60 milliseconds roundtrip,” the release said.