Aqua Comms to Speak on the New Way of Building Networks and Opportunities in the United Kingdom

Aqua Comms Head of Network Engineering Jol Paling to Present at DataCentres North 2017 in Manchester, U.K.

DUBLIN – February 7, 2017 – Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, today announces that its Head of Network Engineering, Jol Paling, will speak at DataCentres North 2017. The event takes place 14-15 February, 2017 at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, U.K.

On Wednesday, 15 February at 9:25 a.m., Mr. Paling will present “The New Transatlantic Submarine Cable that Brings Direct Connectivity from Manchester to New York, Dublin and London” in Strategy Steam Room 1. During this presentation, Mr. Paling will share with attendees the design and capabilities of a new transatlantic cable now terminating in Manchester, an initiative driven by an ever-expanding demand for international connectivity and bandwidth. This new direct connection from Manchester to New York, Dublin and London brings with it many exciting opportunities for data centre operators and the impacted markets they serve in the North of England.

“With an ever-increasing demand for transatlantic bandwidth and capacity, the need for international connectivity is growing at an unprecedented rate,” states Mr. Paling.  “I look forward to sharing my expertise with DataCentres North attendees to provide them with a greater understanding of the potential of a new direct connection and how users can capitalise on this readied infrastructure.”

In addition to this presentation, on Wednesday, 15 February at 10:30 a.m., also in Strategy Steam Room 1, Mr. Paling will join executives from CBRE, Zayo, and Stellium Datacentres for a panel discussion titled, “Future Gazing – How the North will Develop.” During the panel, Mr. Paling will explore how Manchester has developed into a direct gateway for internet traffic between New York, Dublin and London to enable growth throughout Northern U.K.

Aqua Comms is pleased to participate in a discussion that highlights the heightened bandwidth demand in the U.K.,” comments Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms. “The North is positioned to meet the needs of carriers, global data centres, cloud-based networks, financial services companies, content providers and the global media, as a direct gateway into Northern England.”

DataCentres North is designed to support, inform and collaborate with the growing number of businesses and industry executives responsible for commissioning, designing, maintaining and operating data centres. Capitalising on a proven event model which incorporates a major exhibition together with free-to-attend conference and workshops sessions, DataCentres North provides exhibitors with a unique opportunity to interact with a new audience of key decision-makers within the data centre infrastructure industry.

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About Aqua Comms DAC

Aqua Comms DAC is the owner and operator of the transatlantic cable AEConnect and the Irish Sea cable CeltixConnect, 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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