Aqua Comms chooses Telehouse carrier-interconnect

17 May 2016 |


Telehouse, the global data centre services operator, has been selected by subsea network firm Aqua Comms to provide a European hub for its next-generation transatlantic network.

Aqua Comms’ America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea fibre optic cable system, which already connects New York to London via Dublin and beyond to greater Europe, has been handing over commercial service to customers since January of this year.

The cable provides more than 52 Tbps of available capacity, as well as cable with 130 x 100 Gbps per fibre pair, designed to meet the exponential surge in bandwidth demand from carriers, global data centres, financial services companies, global media, and cloud and content.

Aqua Comms is the latest network provider to join Telehouse Carrier-Interconnect, which comprises more than 750 carriers, mobile providers, Internet exchanges and broadband providers.

There are diverse routes from the Telehouse London Docklands campus across EMEA and this decision by Aqua Comms strengthens connectivity to New York.

“Telehouse Carrier-Interconnect, located at Europe’s leading connectivity hub, empowers our customers to connect with an unlimited number of business partners whose services align with their strategic objectives,” said Greg Varisco, Chief Operations Officer, Aqua Comms. 

“In addition to further enabling reliable, secure, and low-latency global connections for our customers, this partnership provides Aqua Comms with a host of business opportunities on either side of the Atlantic as well as at Telehouse North Two, Europe’s most advanced data centre.”

Michelle Reid, sales and marketing director of Telehouse, said: “We are delighted to welcome Aqua Comms to Telehouse Carrier-Interconnect. With so many possible partners to connect to Telehouse, we are certain they will see great success with their new network, and we will be there to support their future growth with our latest data centre, Telehouse North Two.”

Telehouse is the data centre subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a Japanese mobile and fixed-line telecommunications and ICT solution provider.