Fast, secure and reliable connectivity is now a must-have for any business eyeing an international expansion. Take RETN, for instance, a provider of international data transmission services, which is now working with Aqua Comms DAC to gain transatlantic connectivity over its America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system. By cooperating with Aqua Comms, RETN has gained additional route diversity and the ability to expand its reach to North America.
Aqua Comms’ AEConnect is a 100G compliant system that utilizes innovative optical technologies, including the latest technology of 130 x 100 Gbps per fiber pair, while RETN owns and operates a Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network offering extensive coverage in Eastern Europe and Russia, and providing connectivity services across three continents and 29 different countries.
Tony O’Sullivan, COO at RETN, commented on the cooperation.
“The integration of Aqua Comms’ AEConnect cable in our backbone allowed us to establish new low latency connectivity between New York and London, and thus significantly expand our network’s reach while ensuring the scalability and high performance necessary to meet our own business objectives as well as our clients’ needs,” explained O’Sullivan. “Working with Aqua Comms has been a revelation in terms of delivery times and flexibility. RETN prides itself on its ability to turn up services in previously unheard of timeframes and in Aqua Comms we have found a transatlantic partner that can match us. This has allowed us to match our customer guarantees on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Aqua Comms’ Chief Executive Officer Nigel Bayliff also remarked on the development.
“Aqua Comms is pleased that RETN has selected AEConnect, our next-generation fibre-optic cable system, to provide transatlantic connectivity for the company’s backbone network,” stated Bayliff. “Offering diversity between two of the major international hubs, this highly secure and technologically advanced transatlantic system is also future-proofed against increased capacity requirements, a demand that only AEConnect, and not legacy systems, can satisfy.”
AEConnect, which features more than 100 Tbps of capacity, just recently underwent transatlantic tests that confirmed transmission of 8-QAM wavelengths running at 200 Gb/s, and 16-QAM wavelengths running at 250 Gb/s.