Crosslake Fibre, a developer and operator of telecommunications networks in North America and Western Europe, has selected Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems AB of Sweden to supply their new fiber-optic cable across the English Channel. The new submarine cable project being developed has a high-fiber-count design.
Crosslake Fibre’s CrossChannel project is an unrepeatered submarine fiber-optic cable system across the English Channel that will connect Slough, UK and Paris, France with dark fiber.
“We are excited to deliver new, much-needed connectivity across the English Channel as part of this historic project to connect the critically important data hubs of Slough, UK and Paris, France,” said Mike Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Crosslake Fibre. “Hexatronic’s double armored, 96 pair cable provides us with an optimal solution for a high-performance cable.”
Data Center Hubs
“We are very pleased to support Crosslake Fibre, a repeat customer, in its innovative build across the English Channel,” said Henrik Larsson Lyon, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hexatronic Group. “Hexatronic has a broad submarine cable offering and this agreement with Crosslake further demonstrates our capabilities to provide cost-efficient, market leading solutions.”
“This new fiber infrastructure has been optimized to create the shortest path between the two data center hubs, providing users with an enhanced technical solution and materially lowering operating costs,” added Mr. Cunningham. “With the continued increase in bandwidth demand further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, subsea cables have never been more critical to the functioning of the backbone of the Internet.”
Highlights of this new submarine cable project by CrossChannel Fibre include:
- Submarine length of 150KM
- Designed for physical diversity and lower latency
- Fewer amplification points delivering significant capital and operating benefits
- Marine Survey completed in 2020
- Ready-For-Service (RFS) date in Q4 2021
- Complete project funding in place by Tiger Infrastructure Partners