PCCW Global, the international operating division of Hong Kong’s HKT, has partnered with Aqua Comms to deliver transatlantic capacity on Aqua Comms’ America Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea fiber optic cable system, which would enable PCCW Global to obtain additional route diversity.
With more than 52 Tbps of available capacity, the AEConnect system utilizes optical technologies, such as 130 x 100 Gbps per fiber pair.
Greg Varisco, COO of Aqua Comms, said: “Aqua Comms is pleased that PCCW Global has selected AEConnect, our next-generation fiber optic cable system, to provide low latency and high capacity connectivity for its transatlantic backbone network between its New York and London Points of Presence.”
Jordick Wong, senior vice president, Product and Vendor Management, PCCW Global, said: “Aqua Comms’ AEConnect provides additional capacity, reliability, and security which PCCW Global integrates into its global network thereby delivering new low latency connectivity between New York and London. We are confident that the AEConnect cable system provides the upward scalability and performance necessary to satisfy our business objectives.”