Equinix to build new subsea cable across the English Channel

11 September 2018 | Natalie Bannerman

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Equinix is partnering with an Irish cable company to build the first subsea cable across the English Channel for almost 20 years.

According to the Telegraph, the new 300-mile cable will boost high-speed financial trading between Paris and London after Brexit. It will cut connection times by 14% and help to manage with increasing internet traffic that is forecast over the coming years.

The new system will connect an Equnix data centre in Paris to the company’s facility is Slough, more details of the project will follow later this week. 

The news was further confirmed by Keith Shaw, vice president EMEA, data centre, cloud and subsea cable, on LinkedIn: