PCCW Signs On With AquaComms

January 18th, 2016 by · 1 Comment

With its new AEConnect cable system now in service, AquaComms now has a significant new tenant to announce.  This morning, PCCW Global revealed its cooperation with the new transatlantic cable system.    

ScreenHunter_15 Jan. 18 08.38The Hong Kong-based global network will be using AEConnet for transatlantic capacity, adding route diversity on the newest cable system available.  PCCW Global maintains capacity on all major transatlantic cable systems, it is part of their modus operandi.  Adding AEConnect was probably inevitable, but they didn’t waste any time making it happen.

AEConnect was launched just weeks ago, spanning 5,536km between the northwest coast of Ireland and Long Island.  With 52Tbps of theoretical capacity and a latency from shore to shore of 53.9ms, it was the second new transatlantic system to come online in just a few months after a decade-long drought.  AquaComms’ new map suggests that its next project will be a second leg between France and Virginia.


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  • mhammett says:

    With a new cable proposed on the Atlantis-2 route, that only leaves Columbus-3’s route as needing some love in the Atlantic.

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