Aqua Comms to Speak on the Influence of Subsea Networks on Innovative Optical Transmission Technologies at PTC’18

January 17 2018 — 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 speak at PTC’18 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  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 Topical Session 1: Submarine Cable panel, Mr. Bayliff will give a panel discussion, “Who and What are Influencing Change and Innovation in Global Communications,” which will explore how subsea networks are accelerating innovation in optical techniques, helping to move tests of advanced transmission technologies to real-world applications that connect cities all over the world.


  • Topical Session 1: Submarine Cable: “Who and What are Influencing Change and Innovation in Global Communications”


  • PTC’18
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
  • Honolulu, Hawaii


  • Monday, 22 January 2018
  • 2:00 p.m.


Presenters Include:

  • Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms DAC
  • João Pedro Flecha de Lima, CEO, EllaLink
  • Brian Lavallée, Senior Director, Portfolio Solutions, Ciena
  • Kristina Woolston, Vice President, External Relations, Quintillion
  • Moderator: Keith Shaw, VP, Business Development EMEA, Equinix, Netherlands

About Aqua Comms DAC

Aqua Comms DAC is an Irish Carriers’ Carrier specialising in building and operating submarine cable systems and supplying fibre pairs, spectrum and capacity networking solutions to the global media, content and carrier markets.  It is the owner/operator of America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1) and CeltixConnect-1 and continues to build on its vision of efficient submarine infrastructure ownership with membership of the HAVFRUE consortium and development of CeltixConnect-2 and North Sea Connect, bridging the Northern Atlantic between North America and Northern Europe. To learn more about Aqua Comms and its portfolio of subsea cable systems visit

To request a meeting with the Aqua Comms team while at PTC’18, kindly email

Media Contact:
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Tel: +1 866 307 2510