Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, AEConnect subsea cable system, has been named a finalist by Capacity Magazine in the “Project of the Year – Subsea Networks” category of the 2017 Global Carrier Awards.  The nomination recognizes Aqua Comms for the innovation, vision and excellence demonstrated in its partnership with Epsilon to bring European route diversity and on-demand connectivity to the colocation campus of NJFX (New Jersey Fiber Exchange). 

Aqua Comms was selected by an independent panel of 20 judges, including leading analysts, industry experts and Capacity’s senior editorial team.The honour coincides with strategic alliances that Aqua Comms has cultivated with top-tier terrestrial networks, interconnection facilities and global data centre hubs over the past year.  The partnership with Epsilon enables Aqua Comms’ customers to benefit from interconnecting with NJFX’s ecosystem of global carriers, network operators, enterprises, cloud providers and internet exchanges.  Aqua Comms presence at the NJFX colocation campus also allows customers to further diversify and plan their international connections with accuracy, eliminating any transport uncertainty.

Aqua Comms deployed a Point of Presence (PoP) within NJFX’s colocation campus, allowing NJFX customers to directly access the carrier’s suite of services without incurring cross-connect fees.  Epsilon and Aqua Comms then partnered to deploy Infiny by Epsilon, an on-demand connectivity platform, within the NJFX facility, and Aqua Comms uses the Cloud Link eXchange (CloudLX) module of Infiny to rapidly interconnect new services in and out of the NJFX campus.  NJFX’s strategic location enables Aqua Comms to bypass congested legacy New York City hubs and eliminate multiple points of failure while also saving its customers from paying high cross-connect fees.