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.
Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) represents not only a new transatlantic cable, but also a new way of building networks – data center to data center, instead of cable landing station to cable landing station. Interconnecting metro networks and designed to address the rise in demand for transatlantic data center interconnectivity (DCI), Aqua Comms has incorporated the most important data center locations in New York, Dublin, and London as key Points of Presence (PoPs) into its system. Additionally, AEConnect offers customers an alternative route from New York to London via Dublin, end-to-end encryption, demonstrating the ability to safeguard all data at the optical layer, and a level of resilience that is unmatched by any other transatlantic subsea cable.
Subsea cables are the backbone of the global economy, delivering 95 percent of IP voice and data traffic across the world. Because these cables are so important, they must be monitored for quality and performance at all times and this requires the service of a full-time network operations center (NOC).
This week at PTC’17: Changing Realities in Honolulu, INOC, a leading NOC and global provider of technology infrastructure monitoring and support services, announced new NOC services for subsea cable companies across multiple disciplines, including documentation, organizational procedure, event monitoring, customer on-boarding and quality control.
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).
It’s not easy for a business to predict future growth. Bandwidth needs can increase virtually overnight, which could impact application performance and leave the organization in a pinch for connectivity.
Data Center POST recently sat down with Gil Santaliz, Founder and Managing Member at New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), to discuss the company’s “Tier 3 By the Subsea” facility in Wall Township, New Jersey. NJFX is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation facility that intersects where subsea cables from the United States, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet. This new facility generates the ability for customers to take control of their networks as they are no longer forced to rely on traditional backhaul solutions.
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.