Equinix and Aqua Comms join hands for AEConnect

Equinix and Aqua Comms Limited have collaborated to deploy new transatlantic fiber optic system, America Europe Connect (AEConnect).

The collaboration will create high capacity connection between New York to London and beyond to greater Europe.

The company said service providers can tap into economic opportunities stemming from a presence in two of the biggest commercial centers in the world with the new connectivity between North America and London.

In addition, corporate and retail services such as Ethernet and MPLS can generate revenue from growth in mobile, content delivery, video streaming, tele-presence, social media, and cloud-based data traffic.

Network operators are also expanding their infrastructures to meet demand for new services.

Additionally, AquaComms is designed to meet the high growth of bandwidth requirements of global data centers, cloud-based networks, financial services market participants and content providers.

AquaComms will also provide advanced subsea system, coupled with a control plane based on a SDN platform to serve bandwidth-intensive applications.


“Responding to the demand AquaComms is seeing for high capacity, high reliability connectivity between North America andEurope, we made a strategic decision to deploy with Equini,” said Greg Varisco, chief operating officer, AquaComms.

This new bilateral submarine connectivity gives both Equinix and AquaComms’ customers yet another choice for driving business advantage in today’s global economy,” said Jim Poole, vice president, global service providers, Equinix.

In June, Equinix signed an agreement with Aliyun, Alibaba Group Holding Limited to provide direct access to Aliyun’s cloud platform via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in Hong Kong and Silicon Valley.

In May, Equinix and Global Capacity joined hands to provide enterprise customers with direct access to many cloud service providers available on the Equinix Cloud Exchange via Global Capacity’s One Marketplace.

Shilpa Khatri

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