Emerald Networks, which is planning a new submarine cable system connecting North America to Europe and Iceland, announced a Landing Party Agreement (LPA) with AT&T.
"As we continue toward full implementation of Emerald Express, we are extremely pleased and looking forward to a productive relationship with our strategic collaborators, including AT&T," said Dr. William C. Marra, CEO of Emerald Networks. "Due to the continued market expansion of media and mobile demand for internet bandwidth and new multimedia applications we are anticipating massive market changes driven by explosive growth in telecommunications traffic worldwide, and our system will be part of this evolution."
- Emerald Networks' submarine cable system will span 6,700 km along the "Great Circle" route connecting North America to Europe via Iceland. The company has previous calculated that this northerly route will have a latency of less than 62 milliseconds round trip from New York to London, making it one of the fastest networks across the Atlantic.