SACS, the first South Atlantic Cable System

Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”) recently announced that Hurricane Electric has activated one 100 Gigabit waves of high capacity connectivity between New York and Dublin on Aqua Comms’ America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1) subsea cable system.  The provisioning of secure and reliable capacity on Aqua Comms’ next-generation undersea network will improve the speed, performance and resiliency of Hurricane Electric’s global Internet backbone, and consequently all its IP Transit customers’ networks.

“Aqua Comms’ America Europe Connect-1 subsea cable system provides an important link between several of the world’s most vital social and economic hubs,” states Nigel Bayliff, Chief Executive Officer, Aqua Comms. “We are pleased that Hurricane Electric has selected AEC-1 to provide 100G waves service. This high capacity connectivity will deliver essential transport on a low latency route from New York to Dublin, onward to Manchester and Amsterdam, and mainland Europe, which is diverse from its existing transatlantic circuits to London and Paris.”

Aqua Comms’ subsea fibre-optic network is designed to meet the needs of carriers, global service providers, cloud-based networks, financial services companies, and Over-the-Top (OTT) content providers, as well as the global media. The high capacity transatlantic route includes diverse terrestrial segments on both ends, enabling Hurricane Electric to provision end-to-end high capacity connectivity without regeneration, utilising advanced modulation techniques.

“Hurricane Electric selected America Europe Connect-1 based on the reliability and diversity of its route, our confidence in Aqua Comms as a supplier, and the creative commercial package it developed to optimally solve our business objectives,” comments Mike Leber, President, Hurricane Electric. “Not only will Aqua Comms’ 100 Gigabit optical wavelengths service improve the performance and resiliency of our global Internet backbone, but the networks of Hurricane Electric’s IP Transit customers will also ultimately benefit.”