Hurricane Electric selects Aqua Comms for New York to Dublin connectivity
28 March 2018 | Natalie Bannerman
Hurricane Electric has chosen Aqua Comms for new high-speed connectivity between New York and Dublin.
Hurricane Electric has activated with one 100 Gigabit waves of capacity on Aqua Comms’ America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1) subsea cable system. By selecting Aqua Comms Hurricane Electric can improve the speed, performance and resiliency of its IP backbone for all of its IP Transit customers.
“Hurricane Electric selected America Europe Connect-1 based on the reliability and diversity of its route, our confidence in Aqua Comms as a supplier, and the creative commercial package it developed to optimally solve our business objectives,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “Not only will Aqua Comms’ 100 Gigabit optical wavelengths service improve the performance and resiliency of our global Internet backbone, but the networks of Hurricane Electric’s IP Transit customers will also ultimately benefit.”
Aqua Comms’ subsea fibre-optic route includes diverse terrestrial segments on both ends, enabling Hurricane Electric to provision end-to-end high capacity connectivity without regeneration, utilising advanced modulation techniques. Aqua Comms say that its network has been designed to meet the needs of carriers, global service providers, cloud-based networks, financial services companies and OTT content providers.
Commenting on the news, Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms, said: “Aqua Comms’ America Europe Connect-1 subsea cable system provides an important link between several of the world’s most vital social and economic hubs. We are pleased that Hurricane Electric has selected AEC-1 to provide 100G waves service. This high capacity connectivity will deliver essential transport on a low latency route from New York to Dublin, onward to Manchester and Amsterdam, and mainland Europe, which is diverse from its existing transatlantic circuits to London and Paris.”
Earlier this month, Hurricane Electric expanded its network to Telehouse America’s New York Teleport data centre in Staten Island. The expansion marks Hurricane Electric’s sixth point of presence (PoP) in New York City and resides within one of two Telehouse data centres in New York.