Aqua Comms DAC, the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announces today that its Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Bayliff and Chief Network Officer, Andy Hudson will speak at Submarine Networks Europe 2018 in London.

On Tuesday, 20 February, at 9:00 a.m., Mr. Bayliff will join other subsea and technology sector executives on the keynote panel discussion, “The Evolution of the Subsea Industry.” Mr. Bayliff, having 30 years of experience encompassing senior executive, operational and technical roles in the global telecommunications industry, will explore how content providers are changing the subsea cable industry and the effect of connecting new Points of Presence (PoPs) on network planning.

During the second day of the conference, Mr. Hudson will join executives from Xtera and Pioneer Consulting on the panel, “Averting the Capacity Crunch - Demystifying How Design Constraints Will Challenge Design Capacity Growth Assumptions.” Mr. Hudson, bringing almost 30 years of experience in the national and international telecoms arena, will discuss the extent to which the previous assumptions about the expansion of System Design Capacity will be challenged by physical design constraints.

WHERE:

Submarine Networks Europe 2018

London

WHEN:

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Keynote Panel: “The Evolution of the Subsea Industry”

9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Workshop 2: “Averting the Capacity Crunch - Demystifying How Design Constraints Will Challenge Design Capacity Growth Assumptions.”

3:20 p.m.

WHO:

"The Evolution of the Subsea Industry”

Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms DAC

Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO, Seaborn Networks

Gil Santaliz, CEO, NJFX

Vivek Jhamb, SVP & Global Head of Connectivity Business, Vodafone

Dave Crowley, Senior Director, Global Network Acquisitions Group, Microsoft

Moderator: Keith Schofield, Managing Partner, Pioneer Consulting

"Averting the Capacity Crunch - Demystifying How Design Constraints Will Challenge Design Capacity Growth Assumptions.”

Andy Hudson, Chief Networking Officer, Aqua Comms

Tony Frisch, Chief Technical Officer, Xtera

Moderator: Keith Schofield, Managing Partner, Pioneer Consulting

Aqua Comms DAC is an Irish Carriers’ Carrier specializing in building and operating submarine cable systems and supplying fiber 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.