If there’s one thing Africa’s emerging digital economy critically needs, it’s direct subsea connectivity to the Americas. Right now, data must pass through Europe, which is highly inefficient, but that’s about to change.
The last thing an enterprise needs is to get locked into a costly, long-distance subsea connectivity service. Flexibility and agility is critical for success, as multinational businesses experience varying levels of network traffic.
This year started off on a high note for Aqua Comms DAC when it launched America-Europe Connect (AEConnect), Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber optic network interconnecting Dublin, London and New York.
After AEConnect went live, Aqua Comms built off of its momentum by forming strategic partnerships with multiple top-tier terrestrial networks, global data center hubs and interconnection facilities. Aqua Comms also made an agreement to use Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) facilities in London and New York as carrier-neutral access points for its transatlantic submarine network.
If there is one common thread among successful global connectivity providers it’s this: a never-ending drive to expand and improve network services. The most forward-looking operators are continuously looking to find new routes and increase their capacity.
One company that is setting the pace in the global subsea connectivity market is Aqua Comms DAC, which recently completed a co-investment agreement with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).
SpeedCast undertakes capacity and coverage upgrades to meet growing customer demand
Athens, June 8, 2016 – SpeedCast 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.
When wireless solutions and cloud technologies dominate the current dialogue among the Internet community, it’s easy to overlook the vital importance of undersea cable systems. However, as 99% of international data is transmitted via submarine cables, the significance of the role they play cannot be overstated. These networks are the foundation of worldwide connectivity, allowing for the communication and transmission of information across the globe. Hence, facilitating their continued growth is critical to the future of the Internet. This ability to scale, along with the importance of cable diversity and cable landing point diversity, impacts data security for many governments, data-reliant businesses as well as connectivity for billions of consumers.
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.