Aqua Comms launches CC-2 and NSC subsea cables
Aqua Comms confirms the launch of its CeltixConnect-2 (CC-2) and North Sea Connect (NSC) subsea systems as part of its ownership of the Havhingsten cable system.
CC-2 which connects Ireland and the UK with landings into the Isle of Man, marks Aqua Comms’ second unrepeated system. Combined with CC-1, the UK to Ireland cable that went live in 2012, CC-2 brings resilient, high fibre count, capacity connectivity between these key hubs for carrier, cloud and content markets.
While NSC, a repeated cable system, delivers a new route connecting the UK and the Nordics and from the Stellium Data Centre at D9’s SeaEdge-1 in Newcastle, UK and Blaabjerg, Denmark which also hosts Aqua Comms’ AEC-2 trans-Atlantic cable system.
“The addition of these two new regional systems mark an important milestone for Aqua Comms. By connecting Ireland, the UK and the Nordics, Aqua Comms is bringing its industry-leading connectivity services to these key growth markets whilst also enhancing its trans-Atlantic footprint and connectivity between the US and Europe,” said Chris Bayly, CCO of Aqua Comms.
“This demonstrates our continued investment in delivering services to underserved markets and I’m excited to see this continue with the rollout of AEC-3 and EMIC-1.”
Both CC-2 and NSC provide regional connectivity to Aqua Comms’ AEC-1 and AEC-2 trans-Atlantic cables between the US, Ireland, the UK and the Nordics.
The news follows yesterday's announcement that construction of the Havhingsten cable system was completed. Built by a consortium made up of Aqua Comms, Bulk Fiber Networks and Meta, with technology vendor Alcatel Submarine Networks, Havhingsten is the world’s first aluminum conductor powered subsea cable system.
CC-2 and NSC is the brand name of Aqua Comms portion of the Havhingsten cable, which means it also boasts all the benefits of the Aluminum subsea cable technology as well as a combination of data transmission types, with an unrepeatered subsea segment in the Irish Sea, a terrestrial segment in the UK and a repeatered segment in the North Sea.