ITW is here, and the news is flowing quickly this morning. Here are a few items touching on the subsea cable business worth noting right off the bat:
GlobeNet's plans to extend its submarine cable network down to Argentina passed another key milestone this week. They have completed the marine survey for the Malbec cable, which will hook up Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro with Buenos Aires. The company plans to have the infrastructure operational in the first half of 2020. Facebook is collaborating on the project.
DE-CIX and Telxius are teaming up for better global interconnection. The two are offering access and interconnection from all Telxius PoPs worldwide into DE-CIX's internet exchanges in Marseille, Madrid, New York, Dallas, and of course Frankfurt. Telxius's new MAREA and BRUSA cable systems have dramatically boosted connectivity between Europe and both of the Americas. DE-CIX customers will also have access to Telxius's deep product portfolio.
Aqua Comms is getting ready for the launch of AEC-2 by moving into some Danish data center space. According to Interxion, the transatlantic cable operator will be interconnecting the new system at Interxion's Copenhagen data centre. AEC-2 and Havfrue will come ashore in Blaabjerg on the Danish coast this September.
And speaking of Havfrue, Bulk Infrastructure has unveiled a bit of what it plans to do with its piece of that project. The Norwegian company announced this morning the Nordic Gateway, an on-ramp to Havfrue that will give Bulk six routes between the US, Ireland, Denmark, and Norway. Bulk aims to use the cable infrastructure to bring the ample green energy it has at its disposal in the Nordic region to bear on the global infrastructure markets.
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