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Manx Telecom Invests in New Subsea Off-Island Connectivity with Aqua Comms to Enhance Reach and Resilience for the Isle of Man

07 March 2024

BRADDAN, ISLE OF MAN – 5th MARCH 2024 – Manx Telecom, the leading provider of telecommunications services on the Isle of Man, announces a significant investment in new subsea off-island connectivity through a partnership with Aqua Comms. This strategic collaboration aims to bolster the reach and resilience of the Isle of Man's telecommunications infrastructure, ensuring enhanced connectivity for both residential and business customers.

The deal with Aqua Comms secures dedicated subsea fibre access for Manx Telecom for the next 25 years. Integrated seamlessly with the Manx Telecom core network, this partnership guarantees unrestricted speed and access, offering numerous benefits including resilience, diversity, capacity, and enhanced security for the Isle of Man's telecommunications network and infrastructure.

Gary Lamb, CEO of Manx Telecom, emphasised the importance of investing in resilient connectivity to meet the evolving needs of the Isle of Man's residents and businesses. "In today's digital age, virtually everything we do online connects to content beyond the Isle of Man. It's crucial that we ensure resilience, diversity, and ample capacity to meet the growing demands of our Island customers.”

"This investment safeguards the requisite capacity for our data centre customers and our fibre broadband customers well into the future – accommodating the proliferation of 4K and 8K TVs, the surge in gaming activities, and the increasing number of connected devices in households, while facilitating the adoption of emerging technologies," he added. 

"In supporting enterprises on the Isle of Man who are based locally and operate globally, robust and reliable connectivity is fundamental. By fortifying our telecommunications infrastructure, we are empowering local businesses to thrive in the global marketplace, underscoring the Isle of Man's reputation as a competitive and attractive destination for investment and commerce.

Gary concluded, "We possess the capability to scale up the capacity as needed," underscoring Manx Telecom's steadfast commitment to furnishing dependable and scalable connectivity solutions for the Isle of Man.

Manx Telecom's partnership with Aqua Comms brings cutting-edge connectivity to the Isle of Man. Aqua Comms' network offers unique routing with the first transatlantic system landing directly in Ireland, ensuring seamless access to global data centre hubs. With maximum security measures and full diversity, alongside efficient Point of Presence solutions, Aqua Comms guarantees unparalleled availability and reliability. 

This collaboration underscores Manx Telecom's dedication to meeting the growing demands of Isle of Man customers, enabling seamless connections to global content and services.