Category Archives: subsea cables

Seeking Low-Latency Connectivity to Brazil?

Brazil is now emerging from a two-year recession, with economic activity growing at its fastest pace since 2010 and significant financial growth predicted by the end of 2017. Given the dramatic turnaround, many financial providers are now seeking fast, high quality connectivity between the U.S. and Brazil’s financial epicenter in São Paulo.

A Tsunami of New Subsea Cable Builds Is Underway

To say that the subsea cable industry is experiencing a tsunami of new cable development would not be an overstatement. New submarine cable builds either recently announced and in the planning stages or currently underway will soon traverse the Atlantic and the Pacific, connect Africa, Asia and South America, and even cross Lake Ontario to link Toronto and the U.S.

Etix Everywhere and Angola Cables Partner to Connect Africa and the Americas

angola-cables-etix-everywhere-smart-data-center-sacs-projectOriginally posted to Data Center POST,

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.

Solving the Need for Flexible and Agile Transatlantic Connectivity

solving-the-need-for-flexible-and-agile-transatlantic-connectivityThe 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.

Aqua Comms Continues to Make Waves, Wins 2016 Global Carrier Award for Best Subsea Innovation

aqua-comms-global-carrier-2016This 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.

Setting the Pace in Subsea Connectivity

UnderwaterIf 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).

Aqua Comms to Present at Submarine Networks World 2016

Chief Executive Officer Greg Varisco to Discuss Transatlantic Subsea Cable AEConnect and the Future of Subsea Cable Network Design

Aqua CommsDUBLIN – October 6, 2016 — Aqua Comms Limited (“Aqua Comms”), a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, announces today that its Chief Executive Officer, Greg Varisco, will present at Submarine Networks World 2016, taking place 17-19 October at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center.

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.

The Vital Link to Undersea Cable Connectivity

By: Kathy Xu

0b63cb_e4ffef3da70b4d5d89765b616e5e7037When 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.

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.