Girish Mahajan

Atlantic Crossing 1

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Total length  14,000 km
Design capacity  40 Gbit/s
Technology  Fiber optics
Topology  unknown
Currently lit capacity  120 Gbit/s
Date of first use  1999 (1999)
Atlantic Crossing 1

Atlantic Crossing 1 (AC-1) is an optical submarine telecommunications cable system linking the USA and three European countries. It transports speech and data traffic between the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands and Germany. It is one of several transatlantic communications cables.

It has landing points in:

  1. Brookhaven Cable Station in Shirley, New York, United States
  2. Land's End Cable Station in Whitesand Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom
  3. Westerland Cable Station on Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  4. KPN Telecom cable station, Beverwijk, North Holland, Netherlands

References

Atlantic Crossing 1 Wikipedia


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