AquaComms selects Ciena for 100G connectivity

AquaComms has selected Ciena for 100G connectivity on its new AEConnect Cable System from New York to London and greater Europe.

Ciena said its GeoMesh solution will assist AquaComms to provide connectivity to support the needs of the web-scale providers.

The route will also enable trans-Atlantic connectivity for carriers and multi-national enterprises. By providing private dedicated connections, AEConnect will lower network costs and enable higher, more consistent network performance for end users.

AEConnect subsea cable system covers more than 5,400 km connecting New York with the West Coast of Ireland, including deep water branching units for future landing station connectivity.

The system supports metro networks, data center interconnectivity (DCI) and access to all of the major data centers in Dublin, as well as from Wales to London.

AquaComms is deploying Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic 3 Extreme coherent optics, to provide 100G services between point of presences (PoP). This network will help meet the demands from increasing data traffic crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

AEConnect will utilize emerging technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), to support bandwidth-intensive applications.

“By deploying this trans-Atlantic subsea cable system, we are able to provide connectivity for both our web-scale and service provider customers, who continue to see the demand for bandwidth growing at exponential rates,” said Greg Varisco, chief operating officer, Aqua Comms.

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