Crosslake Fibre Selects Hexatronic for CrossChannel Submarine Cable Project
By Sheetal Werneke
December 22, 2020
Crosslake Fibre took another step forward in its latest cable project: a system across the English Channel that will connect Slough, UK and Paris, France with dark fibre. Crosslake Fibre, the developer and operator of telecommunications networks in North America and Western Europe, has selected Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems AB of Sweden to supply the high-fibre-count submarine fibre optic cable.
“We are very pleased to support Crosslake Fibre, a repeat customer, in its innovative build across the English Channel,” states Henrik Larsson Lyon, Chief Executive Officer 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,” adds Lyon.
The new fibre infrastructure has been optimized to create the shortest path between the two data centre hubs, providing users with an enhanced technical solution and materially lowering operating costs. 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.