NJFX (New Jersey Fiber Exchange) says that the HAVFRUE transatlantic submarine cable network will land at its colocation and cable landing station campus in Wall, NJ. The HAVFRUE undersea cable will run between New Jersey and Denmark, with branches to Ireland and Norway. A consortium that includes Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, Google, and Facebook is backing the undersea cable.
TE Subcom, a soon-to-be former business unit of TE Connectivity, received the contract for HAVFRUE’s construction, the consortium announced this past January. The consortium members expect the submarine cable system to become ready for service in the fourth quarter of next year.
"NJFX welcomes the HAVFRUE cable system to New Jersey, as it represents one of the most significant cable systems to ever cross the Atlantic," commented Gil Santaliz, CEO of NJFX. "We are proud to be a part of this new subsea cable system, as it furthers our goal to make New Jersey a strategic landing point for the world's subsea deployments and serve as a major interconnection for global communications."
HAVFRUE is the fourth major system that will connect into the NJFX campus, following TGN1, TGN2, and Seabras. WALL-LI, an undersea link between New Jersey and New York, also will use the Tier 3 facility. NJFX began constructing the data center at the heart of the campus in 2015 (see “NJFX begins construction of Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center”) and opened the 64,800-square-foot facility the following year (see “New Jersey Fiber Exchange set to open Tier 3 by the Subsea colocation facility”). The facility offers terrestrial connections to such operators as Altice, Crown Castle Fiber, Epsilon, Windstream, Zayo, and Zenfi.
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