Submarine network solution provider Aqua Comms Limited (AquaComms) announced that it has brought its contract into force (CIF) with TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology. TE Subcom has begun manufacturing on the America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system. AEConnect is scheduled to be ready for service in by the end of this year. AEConnect will be the latest transatlantic subsea fiber optic cable system connecting North America to Europe with unprecedented capacity and reliability.
AEConnect will land in Shirley, NY, and Killala on the West Coast of Ireland. Total route length is more than 5,400 kilometers with stubbed branching units for future landings. The new cable system will make use of CeltixConnect, an Irish Sea subsea cable wholly owned by AquaComms, to provide extended connectivity to London and greater Europe.