CeltixConnect - The shortest, most secure system crossing the Irish Sea
Points of Presence
The CeltixConnect cable system was installed by Global Marine Services Ltd in the latter half of 2011 following two years for permitting, survey and detailed design.
The cable system was designed to provide the shortest, but most secure cross of the Irish Sea. Its landfall at Clontarf in Dublin provides one of the safest landfalls on the east coast, located within kilometres of the city centre with connection to Dublin Metro fibre providers at the CLS in East Point Business Park.
The sub-sea routing from Clontarf avoids fishing and shipping areas as well as mobile sand wave fields to the south whilst providing in excess of 1m of burial in stable stratum throughout. On the difficult approaches to Holyhead the cable utilises double armour and rock armour as well as following the exact route corridor of the highly reliable BT-TE1 cable which was in existence from 1981 to the early 2000s with no outages. The cable system connects into the new Welsh Government Fibrespeed network across North Wales to tie into all of the UK Backhaul providers at Deeside, Manchester and Stoke.
Commencement of Operations
Operational since 01/01/2012
136km from Eastpoint Business Park, Dublin to Parc Cybi, Wales
First cable built in over 10 years.
Builds on success of BT-TE1 route
Global Marine Services Ltd
72 Fibre Pairs G652 cable
Only carrier neutral cable in the sea
AECONNECT: THE KEY STATS
KM of AEC Sub Sea Cable
Length of system in shallow water < 1500m
Maximum Water Depth
% of Service Availability CLS to CLS
Tb per Fibre Pair
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