Scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions provider AquaComms Limited recently announced the financial closing of its $300M America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system, scheduled to provide customers with readily available, low-latency connectivity between the United States and Europe as soon as this coming December. The secured funding brought AquaComms’ contract with builder TE SubCom into force, with the cable manufacturing already underway.
Will full cooperation from the government and state agencies, as well as extensive funding assistance through Nomura, Fius Capital Limited, Redwood Capital Group and Mint Partners, AEConnect is poised to be a much needed asset to the European and American telecommunications community, bringing with it unparalleled connectivity, innovation and growth opportunities.
Stretching across the pond from Long Island, NY to Killala, Co. Mayo, Ireland, AEConnect is specifically designed to facilitate global connectivity for cloud-based networks, content providers and data centers. Chosen for its unique seabed topography, Killala will provide AEConnect with the shortest possible route between America and Western Europe. Offering 130 Gbps x 100 Gbps per fiber pair, AEConnect also utilizes the latest in optical technology and features a control plane based on innovative Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies to serve bandwidth-intensive applications and facilitate direct data center-to-data center connectivity.
The deployment of AEConnect is expected to have a huge impact on the Irish and overall European telecoms industries, generating a future-proof solution for servicing growing companies and distributing connectivity throughout evolving communities. The subsea cable’s first foundation customer, Microsoft, will leverage the system’s high volume capacity infrastructure to support its cloud services, continued investment in Ireland and future growth throughout Europe.
If you’re interested in learning more about AEConnect, please visit www.aquacomms.com.