Global Network | Fibre Cable | Stellium Data Centres UK

Global Network

Stellium is where sustainable colocation, global subsea and terrestrial communications converge

Leading businesses interconnect at the Stellium Newcastle data centre and our cloud and carrier members are growing every day.

Stellium is the secure UK landing station for the worlds latest subsea cable networks from Aqua Comms (to/from the US on the North Atlantic Loop) and Altibox Carrier (to/from the Nordics/Mainland Europe on NO-UK). The cable landing station is within our secure data centre, making it unique in the UK.

The Aqua Comms Global network is a resilient, ring-based infrastructure providing the highest availability between the East Coast of the U.S., Ireland, and Northern Europe. Capacity Services, Managed Spectrum, Fibre Pair Solutions & Professional Services can be provided throughout these networks. Services are provided across multiple systems to offer true diversity, but can be offered on a single system to suit your needs. Further details on Aqua Comms services can be found here.


Subsea Fibre Optic Cable between the USA, the UK and the Nordics – landing at Stellium Data Centres UK


Aqua Comms is the owner and operator of AEC-1, a dedicated subsea fibre optic cable network interconnecting New York, Dublin, Newcastle and London. The AEC-1 submarine cable system delivers secure, low latency, high-quality transatlantic network connectivity from New York to Ireland with diverse backhaul fibre to additional Points of Presence (PoPs) in the U.S., Ireland, and U.K.


Combined with existing systems owned and operated by Aqua Comms, AEC-2 offers resilient, ring-based infrastructure between the East Coast of the U.S., Ireland, and Northern Europe, connecting the hubs of the pan-Atlantic hyperscale data centre industry in North America, Ireland, the UK and Scandinavia.

North Sea Connect

Aqua Comms is building CC-2, North Wales Connect & North Sea Connect to provide uniquely diverse, high-capacity routes to the U.K. & Europe and ring protection between mainland Europe, the U.K., Ireland and onwards to the U.S.A.

Fibre Optic Cable details (400Gb Wavelengths options):

  • Available on both AEC-1 and AEC-2 and AEC-3 Trans-Atlantic cables
  • Across all key Aqua Comms POPs in the US and Europe
  • Options for both OTU-4 and Ethernet interfaces
  • Lease terms from 12 months to 5 years or more
  • IRUs for 10, 15 or 20 years

Further details on Aqua Comms services can be found here.


Subsea Fibre Optic Cable between Norway and UK – landing at Stellium Data Centres UK

Euroconnect-1 connects the Nordics to important digital hubs such as Newcastle, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. With a capacity of up to 160 terabits per second, the subsea fibre cable will significantly increase data capacity between the Nordics and the rest of the world.

Fibre Optic Cable details:

  • Cable route approx. 700 km
  • Designed technical lifetime 25 years
  • 8 dark fiber pairs system designed to provide 240 Tb
  • 1 x 400 Gbit/s initial capacity
  • Data wholesale service at 100/400 Gbit/s / Dark Spectrum

For further information on our global network please see here.

Speak to our Data Centre Team