New York State: Aqua Comms signs new agreement with Energy Sciences Network for fiber pair

Feb 09, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Aqua Comms has entered an agreement with Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) that for 25 percent of a fiber pair between New York, Dublin, and London. This agreement will last for 15 years and will give ESnet a dedicated 5Tbps data pipe on its AEC-1 subsea cable to accommodate data traffic from those collaborating with the DOE across the pond, including preparing for the high luminosity upgrade of the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

“Scientific research has entered the exascale era, and researchers need to be able to rapidly, seamlessly, and reliably move vast quantities of data from instruments to high-performance computing facilities to their human collaborators all over the world — and back again,” said ESnet executive director Inder Monga. “ESnet is committed to building a robust, redundant network ready to serve the Department of Energy’s research ecosystem now and for the long-term future.”

Jim Fagan, CEO at Aqua Comms, added: “Subsea Spectrum offers the scalability and control of dark fiber at a fraction of the cost allowing customers to plan for their long-term network needs. By working with Aqua Comms, ESNet can be confident in our expertise and leading global subsea engineering services as we continue to demonstrate that we are at the forefront of the technology supporting the needs of our customers with high-bandwidth, efficient network services.”