PacketFabric Receives PTC’18 Innovation Awards for Best Networking Innovation and Best Application / Service Innovation


Culver City, Calif., January 25, 2018 – PacketFabric, the highly scalable, hyper-meshed, connectivity-as-a-service platform and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, is honored to win dual Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Innovation Awards: “Best Networking Innovation” for its on-demand transatlantic CaaS collaboration with Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, as well as “Best Application / Service Innovation” for its CaaS platform.

The PTC’18 Innovation Awards are designed to recognize the individuals and companies that have transformed the industry. The winning recipients were announced on January 23, 2018 at the inaugural Innovation Awards Gala during PTC’18 in Honolulu, Hawaii. PacketFabric and Aqua Comm’s highly innovative offering is the first-of-its-kind in the marketplace and allows smaller customers to easily purchase transatlantic submarine capacity on-demand. The solution combines PacketFabric’s SDN platform with Aqua Comms’ transatlantic subsea cable system, America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1). Aqua Comms provides the subsea capacity on its cable system, and PacketFabric makes it easy to consume through its Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform. PacketFabric is provisioning secure, low-latency transatlantic capacity and extending the reach of its disruptive SDN platform into Europe by leveraging Aqua Comms’ subsea cable system.

“We are honored to have our CaaS platform recognized by PTC as the ‘Best Networking Innovation’ and ‘Best Application / Service Innovation’,” says Jezzibell Gilmore, SVP of Business Development at PacketFabric. “Our innovative platform redefines how companies procure, consume and manage their network connectivity services. Our on-demand transatlantic CaaS offering, developed in collaboration with Aqua Comms, makes subsea connectivity easier to consume, not only for Over-the-Top content providers, multinational corporations and global enterprises, but for organizations of any size.”

PacketFabric’s CaaS platform enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale by leveraging an entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology. This revolutionary offering is similar to modern, cloud-based architecture. Networking services are available on a month-to-month or usage-basis, eliminating the need to purchase fixed capacity circuits on inflexible, long-term contracts. The offering also helps SMBs future-proof their networks and is strategically designed to scale to petabits of capacity.

“Aqua Comms’ submarine cable system delivers advanced, high-quality and reliable connectivity from New York to Ireland with diverse backhaul fiber to additional Points of Presence in the U.S., Ireland, and the U.K.,” states Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms. “As part of this new strategic offering, Aqua Comms utilizes the PacketFabric platform to extend the reach of its service footprint across the U.S., enabling customers to purchase subsea capacity easily, cost-effectively and on-demand.”

PacketFabric’s scalable network facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between more than 150 premier colocation facilities across 17 U.S. markets. PacketFabric customers, regardless of size, can now gain near-instantaneous access to transatlantic capacity on AEConnect from any location on its private and secure network.

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About PacketFabric

PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between more than 150 premier colocation facilities across 17 U.S. markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal. For more information, visit or connect with PacketFabric on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About NantWorks

NantWorks, LLC, founded by renowned physician scientist and inventor of the first human nanoparticle chemotherapeutic agent Abraxane®, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is the umbrella organization for the following entities: NantHealth, NantMobileHealth, NantOmics, NantBio, NantCell, NantPharma, NantCapital and NantCloud. Fact-based and solution-driven, each of NantWorks’ division entities operate at the nexus of innovation and infrastructure. The core mission of NantWorks is convergence and a systems approach to human biology: to develop and deliver a diverse range of technologies that accelerates innovation, broaden the scope of scientific discovery, enhance ground-breaking research, and improve healthcare treatment for those in need.  NantWorks is building an integrated fact-based, genomically and proteomically-informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care and the development of next generation diagnostics and therapeutics for life threatening diseases such as Cancer, Infectious Diseases and Alzheimer’s. For more information please visit and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter at @DrPatSoonShiong.

About Aqua Comms DAC

Aqua Comms DAC is an Irish Carriers’ Carrier specialising in building and operating submarine cable systems and supplying fibre pairs, spectrum and capacity networking solutions to the global media, content and carrier markets. It is the owner/operator of America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1) and CeltixConnect-1 and continues to build on its vision of efficient submarine infrastructure ownership with membership of the HAVFRUE consortium and development of CeltixConnect-2 and North Sea Connect, bridging the Northern Atlantic between North America and Northern Europe. To learn more about Aqua Comms and its portfolio of subsea cable systems visit

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