The HAVFRUE subsea cable is the first new undersea cable traversing the North Atlantic to connect mainland Northern Europe to the U.S. in nearly two decades, spanning 7851km, with a system capacity of 108Tbps and a trunk cable connecting New Jersey, USA to the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark and branches to Ireland and Norway:
Havfrue means “mermaid” in Danish.
The HAVFRUE consortium including Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, Facebook and Google. TE SubCom supplies the Havfrue cable system.
Facebook and Aqua Comms each owns two fiber pairs on the Main Trunk. Google and Bulk Infrastructure each owns one fiber pair on the Main Truch.
Facebook and Aqua Comms owns two fiber pairs and four fiber pairs on the Ireland Branch respectively. Bulk Infrastructure owns all the two fiber pairs on the Norway Branch.
Aqua Comms is the appointed system operator and landing party in the U.S., Ireland, and Denmark. Aqua Comms will market and sell capacity services and raw spectrum on its portion of the HAVFRUE cable system under the brand name America Europe Connect-2 (AEC-2) as complementary to its existing transatlantic cable, America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1).
The HAVFRUE/AEC-2 cable system was ready for service on December 1st, 2020.