Aqua Comms will market, sell capacity services and raw spectrum on its portion of the HAVFRUE cable system after its appointment as system operator and landing party.
Led by a consortium of owner/operators including Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, Facebook and others, the HAFVRUE (taken from the Danish word mermaid) cable, will cross the North Atlantic connecting mainland Northern Europe to the US. The first new cable in the region for almost two decades.
"Aqua Comms is delighted to be investing as a part of the consortium for the HAVFRUE cable system connecting the US, Ireland, and Denmark," said Nigel Bayliff, chief executive officer of Aqua Comms.
"The demand for hyperscale capacity and connectivity linking North America with Northern Europe cannot be overestimated, and the combination of AEC-1 / AEC-2 subsea cable systems, facilitated by the construction of HAVFRUE will deliver reliability and resilience at an auspicious time, especially in view of the meteoric rise of the digital economy taking place in Scandinavia."