AquaComms, a major subsea capacity-based network solutions company, has announced that it will begin work on a next-generation transatlantic network to connect America and Europe's digital infrastructure.
The new subsea cable, known as AEConnect, will travel between Shirley, NY and Killala on the West Coast of Ireland, a distance of over 3300 miles.
"AquaComms' strategy is to build and operate a diversified, solution-based network, providing term and peak capacity product offerings and working in partnership with its contractors, equipment suppliers, backhaul network providers and customers to support the US's and Europe's expanding data requirements of today and for tomorrow, ultimately offering 'infrastructure-as-a-service'," said Greg Varisco, COO of AquaComms.
AEConnect will use new optical technologies allowing for speeds of 130 x 100 Gbps per fiber pair in the cross-continental cable connection. AquaComms has already proven itself capable of handling projects like this with the deployment of its Irish Sea cable CeltixConnect, which connects Ireland to other various European states.
The project is expected to cost $300 million, and is beign partially funded through a debt offering by Nomura.
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