AquaComms Picks Ciena for AEConnect Subsea Link

AquaComms has selected Ciena to facilitate 100G connectivity on its new AEConnect subsea cable system from New York to London, and beyond to greater Europe.

Leveraging Ciena’s GeoMesh solution, AquaComms will provide low-latency, reliable and scalable connectivity to support the needs of the web-scale providers that underpin today’s international cloud connectivity.

AquaComms is deploying Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic 3 Extreme coherent optics, to provide 100G services between point of presences (PoP).

With Ciena’s programmable platforms, AEConnect will be able to utilize emerging technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), to support bandwidth-intensive applications, ensuring that international organizations can take advantage of resilient and secure connectivity to leverage economic opportunities across the Atlantic Ocean.

Additionally, Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System together with PinPoint Advanced Fiber Analytics and OneConnect Layer 0 Control Plane will provide end-to-end network management, visibility and restoration on the terrestrial segments.

“By deploying this next-generation trans-Atlantic subsea cable system, we are able to provide premium connectivity for both our web-scale and service provider customers, who continue to see the demand for bandwidth growing at exponential rates. Ciena’s GeoMesh solution helps ensure that we have the scalable, programmable and high-capacity connectivity in place to support the varied needs of our customers.” Greg Varisco, Chief Operating Officer, AquaComms.

“For sub-sea providers like AquaComms, having a reliable and high-capacity infrastructure in place is critical to the support growing demands of global data centers, cloud-based networks, financial services and content providers. Ciena’s agile and programmable GeoMesh solutions incorporate the latest coherent optical transmission technologies and network architectures to create seamless global connectivity to address the challenges of today’s web-scale world.” Ed McCormack, Vice President and General Manager of Submarine Systems, Ciena.