America Europe Connect (AEConnect), formerly called Emerald Express, is a private trans-Atlantic undersea cable system owned by AquaComms, connecting Shirley, NY and Killala on the West Coast of Ireland, spanning more than 5,400 km with stubbed branching units for future landings, using CeltixConnect, an Irish Sea subsea cable wholly owned by AquaComms, to provide extended connectivity to London and greater Europe.
Featuring the latest technology of 130 Gbps x 100 Gbps per fibre pair, AEConnect provides low latency connectivity across the Atlantic.
AEConnect is scheduled to be ready for service in December 2015.
AquaComms incorporates people and plans from the former Emerald Express/Emerald Networks project. AquaComms is the parent of Sea Fibre Networks, which built CeltixConnect.