Amazon’s Web Services division will make use of the world’s highest capacity subsea cable system between Europe and North America

US web giant, Amazon, has agreed a deal with Telxius for the use of a fibre pair on the trans-Atlantic MAREA subsea cable. 

With its 200Tbps capacity, MAREA is the world’s highest capacity subsea cable, linking North America with Europe via landing stations in Virginia Beach and Sopelana. 

Amazon continues to see sustained growth in demand for its services, thanks to the success of its Prime offering in Europe and North America. 

“We have developed a deep relationship with Amazon Web Services across the geographies we serve and are excited by their long-term commitment with the MAREA submarine system. As the market pioneer and leader in cloud IaaS for over 10 years, it’s encouraging to see AWS active in the subsea cable market. Cloud providers increased activity in the cable business is now a major driver of the submarine telecom industry,” said Rafael Arranz, chief operating officer of Telxius.

Next month Telxius’ head of business development, Carlos Casado, will be taking part in a lively panel session on the ‘Evolving Role of the Data Centre’, at the Submarine Networks EMEA event in London. 

Held on the 12-13 February 2019, the conference will bring together the key stakeholders in the global subsea sector. Click here to find out how you can be involved in the event.

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