Zeus is a new highly fortified, hybrid, ultra-low-loss (ULL) cable directly connecting the UK to continental Europe via access points in Lowestoft, UK and Zandvoort, Netherlands.
Zeus subsea cable is engeered to be the most dense, deeply-buried and robust cable available in the North Sea, and the route includes terrestrial backhaul connectivity to London and Amsterdam. The Zeus cable is buried between 2 and 3 metres under the seabed in comparison with half a metre for other existing cables.
Zeus is deploying with high-fiber-count cable, 100% double armoured cable and ULL fibre technology, with 192 fiber (96 fiber pairs). Its wavelength throughput on a single channel between London and Amsterdam can reach up to 600Gbps. To meet customers’ next-generation bandwidth needs, the network can handle 2,650 Tbps of C Band when at capacity.
Zeus is developed by Zayo, runs parallel but diverse to Zayo's existing Circe North subsea route.
Zues was launches for service on July 11, 2022.