With global internet traffic growing by an estimated 22 percent per year, some network providers are now leveraging subsea cable systems to extend the reach of their services into new markets.
Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), for example, has announced that PacketFabric has selected its America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system to expand its Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform into Europe.
Aqua Comms’ submarine cable system offers high quality connectivity from Ireland to New York along with diverse backhaul fiber to additional Points of Presence in Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S. Utilizing an automated SDN-based network architecture in conjunction with advanced optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables real-time connectivity services between carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale.
“Leveraging AEConnect to establish end-to-end high-capacity transatlantic connectivity extends the reach of our network to provide more customers with scalable, reliable and secure access to network and cloud environments in the U.S. as well as internationally,” explained William Charnock, CEO of PacketFabric. “AEConnect’s state-of-the-art technology allows PacketFabric to further future-proof our terabit-scale networking infrastructure as well as obtain additional route diversity for network reliability. The subsea cable system is a key part of our global connectivity strategy.”
Aqua Comms is also leveraging the PacketFabric platform to expand the reach of its service footprint across the U.S. PacketFabric’s network enables coast-to-coast connectivity across more than 150 premier colocation facilities and across 17 different U.S. markets. Customers of PacketFabric can now gain near-instantaneous access to transatlantic capacity on AEConnect from any location on a secure and private network.
“We’re excited to partner with PacketFabric and help extend the international reach of its network with secure, low-latency connectivity via AEConnect,” stated Andy Hudson, Chief Networks Officer, Aqua Comms. “This mutually-beneficial partnership will also expand Aqua Comms’ North American footprint, enabling us to serve a wider range of customers across the continental United States.”