Aqua Comms to Speak at Submarine Networks World 2017

September 5, 2017 – Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announces today that its Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Bayliff, will be a panel participant and moderator at the Submarine Networks World 2017 conference in Singapore.  Mr. Bayliff has more than 25 years of experience encompassing senior executive, operational and technical roles in the global telecommunications industry, including having served as CEO and Board Member of Huawei Marine Networks.

During the panel session, “Building Cables at a Lower Cost, How Much Are You Willing to Give Up?” Mr. Bayliff will join executives from Xtera®, Telstra and Vodafone Group Services Limited in a discussion of current customer expectations, options that can be explored with suppliers to reduce the costs of new cable builds and how suppliers will continue to innovate and push the boundaries of technology.  In addition, Mr. Bayliff will moderate the panel session, “Relooking at Maintenance Models to Achieve Greater Efficacy,” which will feature executives from ASEAN Cableship Pte Ltd, Facebook, Deep Blue Cable and Orange Marine who will discuss the current challenges facing today’s submarine cable maintenance market, including investments into fleet renewals and assessing the potential for greater inter-industry maintenance models.


“Building Cables at a Lower Cost, How Much Are You Willing to Give Up?”

Tuesday, September 26, 2017         2:00 p.m.

“Relooking at Maintenance Models to Achieve Greater Efficacy”

Wednesday, September 27, 2017    2:55 p.m.


Submarine Networks World 2017

Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore


“Building Cables”  panel members will include:

Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms

Joerg Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Turnkey Systems, Xtera

John Garrett, Head of Strategic Transactions & IRU, Telstra

Stephen Dawe, Engineering & Business Development Manager, Submarine Systems Engineering, Vodafone Group Services

“Relooking at Maintenance Models” panel members will include:

Moderator: Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms

Shiun Jye Too, CEO, ASEAN Cableship Pte Ltd

Andy Palmer-Felgate, Submarine Cable Engineer, Facebook

Alasdair Wilkie, Chief Technology Officer, Deep Blue Cable

Michel Vergnes, Executive Vice President, Orange Marine

About Aqua Comms DAC

Aqua Comms DAC is the owner and operator of the transatlantic cable AEConnect and the Irish Sea cable CeltixConnect-1, and was established with a vision to build, acquire or merge with subsea fibre-optic cable networks to provide capacity networking solutions to the global media, content providers and IT companies. To learn more about Aqua Comms and its new transatlantic subsea cable system, AEConnect, visit

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