As Aqua Comms Chief Executive Officer Greg Varisco explained following the announcement, the 1025Connect partnership will be very beneficial for Aqua Comms.
“This site on our groundbreaking cable system adds to our current strategic access points in Dublin, Slough, Manchester, London and New York metro markets,” stated Varisco. “Customers looking for secure, reliable and fast links between the world’s top business hubs have yet another key entry option to the most advanced optical transatlantic solution available. We’re proud to partner with 1025Connect, which offers fast cross-connects to other local and global cable systems in a critical subsea cable launching point.”
1025Connect Managing Director Dan Lunde also spoke highly of the agreement.
“Aqua Comms’ AEConnect and 1025Connect share a common word in our names that speaks to our mutual commitment to high performance connectivity between customers, countries and continents,” said Lunde. “This partnership is a natural one, as Aqua Comms’ world-class network solutions require an industry-leading colocation facility in the business capital of the world. We are proud to offer the company’s unique, best-in-class solutions to the industry.”
Moving forward, 1025Connect customers will benefit from Aqua Comms’ spectrum and bandwidth services. These services run through the company’s next-generation transatlantic subsea fiber cable network, AEConnect, as well as its Irish Sea cable, CeltixConnect.
Completed in January, 2016, Aqua Comms’ AEConnect cable system spans over 6,800 kilometers. Coupled with its Irish Sea cable, it comprises the world’s most advanced optical solution on a transatlantic route. It should be noted that this is the only cable system offering protection and encryption across its New York, UK and Ireland routes. The cable offers speeds of up to 100Gbps.
This system ensures the strongest level of reliability for customers by providing low latency, high capacity connections between Europe and the U.S. It also traverses diverse terrestrial sections on both continents. What’s more, the network offers the least amount of shallow water exposure of any transatlantic cable system. This enables an unprecedented level of security, reliability and encryption.