Aqua Comms expands its presence to Interxion’s Copenhagen campus
Interxion has signed an agreement with Aqua Comms enabling interconnection to the America Europe Connect-2 (AEC-2) subsea cable system from Interxion’s data centre in Copenhagen.
“The large number of networks and content platforms present at Interxion’s Copenhagen campus makes it an efficient location for AEC-2 to interconnect with our target customers” said Nigel Bayliff (pictured), CEO of Aqua Comms. “The investment Interxion is making to develop its campus in Copenhagen aligns with the growth in demand we are seeing for highly resilient network capacity between northern Europe and the US.”
The America Europe Connect-2 (AEC-2) is Aqua Comms’s portion of the HAVFRUE subsea cable project, connecting New Jersey, US, to Ireland, and Denmark. The AEC-2 cable is scheduled to land in Blaabjerg, near Esbjerg in September 2019 and will be the first new cable connecting Denmark to the US in nearly two decades.
“The AEC-1 subsea cable already extends to the Interxion facility in Dublin, so we are pleased to expand our collaboration with Aqua Comms on this new cable into Denmark” added Peder Bank, managing director of Interxion, Nordics. “Our community of customers greatly value international capacity on diverse, modern and resilient routes which is exactly what the ring topology of the North Atlantic Loop provides. The system further strengthens Interxion’s position as the main gateway to the Nordic region”.
AEC-2 is scheduled to go live in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will more than double fibre connectivity to Denmark from the US, increasing the diversity and reliability of the Internet to the region. Aqua Comms investment in subsea cables to northern Europe complements Interxion’s increased investments in its Nordic data centres in Copenhagen and Stockholm.