AEConnect - The newest, most secure Transatlantic cable system in existence

Points of Presence

The AEConnect Cable System had its final splice in November 2015 and was ready for service in January 2016. The fibre pair statement was manufactured and installed by TE Connectivity SubCom, world leaders in this field.

The sub-sea cable system extends from a cable landing station in Shirley, Long Island and traverses 5536km to a corresponding cable landing station in Killala, Co. Mayo, Ireland. On the US side, diverse backhaul fibre is in place to PoPs at 800 Secaucus, 165 Halsey, 1118th Ave, 32 Ave of the Americas, and 60 Hudson.

On the European side diverse backhaul fibre is in place to PoP in Killala, CLS and all of the major data centres in Dublin. From Dublin, there are two diverse Irish Sea crossings and diverse backhaul fibre from Wales to London to interconnect with all of the major datacentre PoPs there.

The entire AEConnect system is designed to provide the most secure transatlantic cable system in existence. On both the US and European side, the cable transverses the minimum length to shallow water of the continental shelf whilst obtaining 1-5m of burial throughout.

The cable avoids major fishing grounds and shipping anchorage areas. Despite its highly secure routing, the AEConnect cable still delivers one of the lowest latency crossings of the Atlantic.

We offer Bandwidth and Spectrum services on the AE Connect system.

Technical Information

  • AEConnect
    Final Splice November 2015
  • Ready for Service
    January 2016
  • Capacities
    130 wavelength services at 100 Gb/s per fibre pair
  • Optical Transport Network – Client interfaces available:
  • Coherent 100G client cards:
    10x10GE, 10x10G multi-rate, 100GbE/OTU4 client
  • Coherent 40G client cards:
    4x10G multi-rate, 40G multi-rate, 4x10G multi-rate OTR


  • 5490
    KM of AEC Sub Sea Cable
  • 392km
    Length of system in shallow water < 1500m
  • 4950m
    Maximum Water Depth
  • 60
    AEC Repeaters
  • 99.999
    % of Service Availability CLS to CLS
  • 13
    Tb per Fibre Pair

Expansion of the network

AEConnect is still continuing to grow and diversify into greater Europe, and with the planned addition of more cables to our network you can expect to see a lot more from Aqua Comms in the coming months and years.

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