Aqua Comms, Telia Carrier, Ciena Trial 400GbE Trans-Atlantic Service

Aqua Comms DAC, the owner and operator of America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1), America Europe Connect-2 (AEC-2) and CeltixConnect-1 (CC-1) and Telia Carrier, an internet backbone provider, announced they have completed a trial with Ciena to offer 400GbE commercial services between New York and Frankfurt.

The trial follows the announcement that Aqua Comms upgraded its two Trans-Atlantic submarine cable routes with Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme submarine network solution, which leverages WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optical technology.

Aqua Comms provided the Trans-Atlantic capacity and 400GbE service from New York to London with Telia Carrier providing the ongoing terrestrial service from London to Frankfurt demonstrating their traffic can be passed on seamlessly across their respective transmission networks and used on Telia Carrier’s IP Backbone with active 400G interfaces routing on both continents.