Aqua Comms Limited (AquaComms) announces that cable for its America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea fiber optic system is being succesffully deployed by TE SubCom – a body of TE Connectivity Limited Company. The Company is loading this state-of-the-art cable system from its factory in Newington, New Hampshire, U.S., onto its cable ship Reliance, one of eight cable-laying ships the company owns and operates. This significant milestone will be celebrated in Newington with guided tours of the factory and ship.
AEConnect will span more than 5,400 km beneath the Atlantic Ocean with branching units for future landings and will interconnect with CeltixConnect, an Irish Sea subsea cable wholly owned by AquaComms, providing extended connectivity to the U.K., and greater Europe. When complete, the system will connect Point of Presence (PoP) locations in North America and Europe.
Talking on the deployment, Greg Varisco, COO of AquaComms said, “When TE SubCom’s ship leaves port, AquaComms’ vision to build and operate a diversified, solution-based network that will serve global data centers, cloud-based networks and content providers will be but 5,400 km and a few months of hard work from becoming a reality.” “This is truly a momentous milestone in the present and future state of connectivity between North America, Europe and beyond, and we thank TE SubCom, our foundational customers and investors in joining us on this historic journey.”
AEConnect will utilize the latest optical technologies to provide the most advanced subsea telecommunications system, with a control plane based on an innovative Software-Defined Network (SDN) platform to serve bandwidth-intensive applications. Featuring the latest technology and a design capacity of 130 wavelengths at 100 Gbps on each fiber pair, AEConnect will provide low latency and high reliability to satisfy the capacity requirements of direct data center-to-data center and machine-to-machine connectivity across the Atlantic.
Aaron Stucki, CEO of TE SubCom adds, “TE SubCom is pleased to join AquaComms in celebrating this significant milestone in the project cycle of the AEConnect fiber optic cable system, and look forward to the successful completion of the project later this year.”
The events in New Hampshire to commemorate the official launch of AEConnect’s installation phase, which is on schedule to be ready for service in late December 2015.
Further info: www.AquaComms.com