Category Archives: Submarine Cable Network

Telecom M&A Activity Is on the Rise

It looks like 2017 will be another big year for mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry. According to Moody’s Investors Service, M&A activity among telecommunications companies will continue as businesses enhance their compete levels and increase market share. As often happens, there is a changing of the guard when a company is acquired by a well-capitalized purchaser.

This week, for example, Xtera, a subsea fiber optic solutions provider that was recently acquired by H.I.G. Capital, announced the establishment of a new leadership team to advance the organization’s internal governance.

Building the ‘Futureproof’ Maritime Network

SpeedCast undertakes capacity and coverage upgrades to meet growing customer demand

speedcast-logoAthens, June 8, 2016SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, has implemented coordinated coverage and capacity enhancements to its global maritime network. Acknowledging both growing maritime customer demand and SpeedCast’s commitment for continuously augmenting its leading global maritime VSAT network, a series of enhancements have been implemented to reinforce SpeedCast’s leading position in the global maritime VSAT network.

Prysmian Group Partners with Berk-Tek a Nexans Company to Demonstrate Extended Distance 40Gbps Transmission Using WideCap-OM4 and Bi-Directional QSFP+ Modules

Milan, 21st September, 2015 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, partners with Berk-Tek to demonstrate 300m 40Gbps transmission utilizing Prysmian’s WideBand MMF, WideCap-OM4, and commercial WDM transceivers.

AquaComms to Present in the Global Cable Project Showcase at Submarine Network World 2015

Chief Operations Officer Greg Varisco to Discuss Next-Generation Transatlantic Subsea Fiber Optic Systems, Including AEConnect

Aqua Comms_final logo_RGBDUBLIN, IRELAND — September 1, 2015 — Aqua Comms Limited (AquaComms), a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, announces today that its Chief Operations Officer, Greg Varisco, will give a presentation at Submarine Networks World 2015, taking place at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center. Mr. Varisco will present at the conference’s Global Cable Project Showcase on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 14:50, followed by moderating the Project Developer Roundtable at Table 3 at 15:40.

AquaComms, Equinix Partner to Provide Fast Transatlantic Connectivity between NYC and London

Aqua CommsGlobal interconnection and data center company Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) and Aqua Comms Limited (AquaComms) have partnered on the deployment of a new transatlantic fiber optic system, AEConnect.  Equinix’s New York and London International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center campuses will serve as network access points to connect the subsea cable system.

AquaComms Prepares for Official Deployment of AEConnect

AquaComms Prepares for Official Deployment of AEConnect

Aqua CommsGet ready…. Get set… Aqua Comms Limited (AquaComms) recently announced a major milestone in the deployment of its America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea fiber optic system.  With help from TE SubCom in Newington, New Hampshire, the state-of-the-art cable system is being loaded onto the cable-laying ship Reliance, and it’s cause for celebration.  To commemorate the official launch of AEConnect’s installation phase, guided tours of the TE SubCom factory and ship were held in Newington last week.  The subsea cable system is on schedule to be ready for service by the end of December 2015.

AquaComms Reaches Financial Close for AEConnect

Aqua CommsScalable, 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.

DE-CIX Opens New Internet Exchange in Istanbul, Turkey

Completes Mediterranean Trifecta With New Location at the Crossroads of Terrestrial Internet Traffic Lines From the Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East and Asia

de-cixFrankfurt/Main – May 11, 2015 – DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet exchange operator, announces today that the company will open an Internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey, to provide a neutral interconnection and peering point for Internet service providers from Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus region and the Middle East. DE-CIX Istanbul will start out with one location and expand over time to multiple data centers across the metropolitan area. The exchange will be an essential part of the Internet ecosystem in the region.

With the World Bank recording Turkey’s 2013 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at more than US$ 800 billion, the country’s economy has been growing rapidly from the early 2000s. Turkey itself has a large domestic Internet market, including over 470 Internet providers. More than 46 percent of the Turkish population are Internet users themselves, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and they generate large volumes of content with national and regional importance. Internet user numbers in-country are growing by 25 percent each year, with consumption via mobile devices leading the way.

Across the region, new terrestrial cable builds such as AMEER (Alternative Middle East European Route), GBI North, JADI (Jeddah-Amman-Damascus-Istanbul) and RCN (Regional Cable Network), are all designed to provide connectivity to Middle Eastern markets and have landing points in Istanbul. While some of those systems suffer from outages due to political instability in the region, they are designed to provide connectivity to and from the Middle East that is diverse to the existing subsea cable infrastructure.

“Istanbul is already a hub for finance, logistics and transport. Like we’ve experienced in Frankfurt, Internet infrastructure follows these developments,” confirms Harald A. Summa, DE-CIX CEO. “The need has grown tremendously to interconnect the critical traffic streams that travel from other regions through Istanbul and bring them closer to their destinations. Content, cloud, gaming and other providers will meet the eyeball networks halfway at this new exchange.”

As global Internet traffic volumes continue to increase, the role of interconnection and peering becomes more important. Peering at an Internet exchange allows for more direct paths, with traffic delivered with lower latency and cost. DE-CIX recently announced new Internet exchanges in Palermo, Italy, and Marseille, France; Istanbul will be its third exchange along the border of the Mediterranean Sea. All three new exchanges are expected to open in Q3 2015.

For more information on DE-CIX, please visit www.de-cix.net.

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About DE-CIX

DE-CIX provides premium Internet exchange (IX) services and operates several carrier-neutral and independent Internet exchanges internationally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX has established an environment for the bilateral settlement-free exchange of Internet traffic, called peering. The company serves 700+ carriers, ISPs and content networks from 60+ countries, including all leading international players in Frankfurt (Germany), New York (USA), Dubai (UAE), Palermo (Italy), Marseille (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Munich (Germany). With 4.0+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet exchange. DE-CIX is your one-stop-shop for Peering, Interconnection and additional IX services. For more information, please visit www.de-cix.net.

For DE-CIX media inquiries, please contact:
Christine Keck +1 301-801-4414
press-intl@de-cix.net

AquaComms Announces Microsoft as First Foundation Customer on AEConnect

New America-Europe Connect Subsea Cable System Supports Microsoft’s Transatlantic Capacity Requirements

Aqua CommsDUBLIN, IRELAND AND REDMOND, WA, USA, May 11, 2015Aqua Comms Limited (AquaComms), a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, today announces Microsoft Corporation as the first foundation customer on the America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system being built by TE SubCom.

AquaComms Announces Microsoft as First Foundation Customer on AEConnect

New America-Europe Connect Subsea Cable System Supports Microsoft’s Transatlantic Capacity Requirements

Aqua Comms_final logo_RGBDUBLIN, IRELAND AND REDMOND, WA, USA, May 11, 2015Aqua Comms Limited (AquaComms), a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, today announces Microsoft Corporation as the first foundation customer on the America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system being built by TE SubCom.