Aqua Comms activates Amitié (AEC-3) submarine cable

Aug. 28, 2023
The new cable connecting Boston to Europe leverages CoreSite’s Boston data center facilities.

Aqua Comms has activated its Amitié (AEC-3) transatlantic subsea cable system, leveraging native colocation and connectivity services at the CoreSite Boston data center campus (BO1). AEC-3 is the first modern subsea cable system to connect Boston to Europe directly.

CoreSite’s BO1 facility, located in Boston’s central business district, is a part of the IT infrastructure that powers AEC-3 to deliver low-latency, diverse capacity and the latest technology to Aqua Comm customers.

AEC-3 is the third high-capacity system added to Aqua Comms’ transatlantic footprint and offers enhanced diversity in the United States and Europe. CoreSite’s Boston location is a critical component in the trans-Atlantic system, with landings in Lynn, Massachusetts and Widemouth Bay, England.

The system design brings all users additional connectivity options in the United States and the United Kingdom. The 6,783 km (4,215 miles) trans-Atlantic system has 16 fiber pairs and 400 Tbps current design capacity built by Alcatel Submarine Network.

As one of New England’s most interconnected buildings, CoreSite’s BO1 data center provides Aqua Comms access to many network, cloud and IT providers. Aqua Comm’s deployment in BO1 includes a secure colocation environment and diverse connectivity options through the robust CoreSite ecosystem. The CoreSite Boston facility offers Aqua Comms 100% SLA uptime, opportunities to grow its data center footprint and the power capabilities needed to operate the trans-Atlantic system effectively.

“CoreSite values our partnership with Aqua Comms and the critical role our IT infrastructure plays in helping their organization deliver global subsea connectivity services as well as improving transmission capacity in North America and Europe,” said Juan Font, President and CEO of CoreSite and SVP of U.S. Tower. “As demand for reliable, diverse and secure connectivity continues to rise, purpose-built data centers like CoreSite’s Boston facility will serve as the central digital platform where cloud and network providers and enterprises meet to conduct business and provide optimal customer solutions.”

Now that AEC-3 is live, Boston has a direct connection to London. AEC-3 also enables Aqua Comms to deliver improved reliability regarding protected capacity on multiple diverse routes.

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Sean Buckley

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