United Cable Company (UCC) is a firm that specializes in telecommunications consulting services and solutions for high bandwidth network operators such as carriers and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Our team has over 50 years of collective experience in international private line access, colocation and cloud strategy selection and optimization, and in developing the world’s top global networks. We have access to submarine and terrestrial capacity and cable buildings across every major continent. Below are some of our areas of expertise.

Market Need Assessment

Submarine & Terrestrial Fiber Build Management

Colocation & Cloud Strategy Development


UCC is an affiliate company of the

Network Architecture Consulting

Regulatory Analysis

RFP Assistance


United Cable Company had its genesis in the early 1990's building dark fiber and lit networks for its clients.

United Cable Company (UCC) engages and collaborates with the world’s leading telecom professionals to better prepare existing fiber systems and network technologies for the growing, global capacity demands of tomorrow.

Its mission, as a leading telecom consulting company, is to represent the world’s most distinctive submarine and terrestrial cable assets. UCC provides unique network development, Infrastructure design, planning, deployment and procurement with a wide-array of dark fiber and lit capacity service offerings, to address our clients’ ever-expanding needs.



Our UCC management team represents over a century of telecommunications leadership experience. We are a rare company that not only understands the intricacies of constructing fiber, cloud and data center network systems, but we also have the expertise in managing and selling these systems to local, regional and international clients.

UCC is an affiliate of the David Ross Group, known for setting the standard in global submarine systems, including planning, construction, development and commercialization.

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With Distinction
UCC is like no other.

We leverage the world’s most unique and sought-after IT assets, to deliver unparalleled network solutions.

Local or Global
Our reach is everywhere.

Our distinctive assets can circle the world or be in your backyard, based on your needs.

Quality support
Help is here.

Our customer care is priority one. Reach us anytime by clicking here.

Proven Expertise
There’s a lot to a name.

Our team is comprised of the top telecom names you have known and trusted for years. Click here to view our expert management team.


United Cable Company has a wide range of services to accommodate your fiber communications projects.


Subsea fiber/ lit capacity

Cable Landing Station interconnects subsea-terrestrial

Terrestrial fiber/ lit capacity

Long Haul/ Metro/ multi-national connectivity

Diversity/ Latency Solutions

Wavelength/ Ethernet/ IP Capacity

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Solutions Engineering

Core/ Metro/ Enterprise Network fiber/ capacity sourcing

Business Case cost/ revenue analysis

Sales Engineering

Technical Marketing

Network/ Business Development

Expert Witness Services


Port Assigned Cloud Services

Fiber Design

Service Delivery and Implementation

Inventory Management

Channel and Brokerage Services


Technology & Hardware Assessment

Proof of Concept & Technology Selection

Hardware Procurement

Global Deployment Implementation

Hardware Management

NOC Management Services


Schedule a meeting with our team at the following industry events by emailing your availability to [email protected]


Here’s the most recent happenings at UCC and in the industry.

UCC, DRG, AquaComms & Cinia C-Levels Weigh In on the State of Subsea Cables

  Eric Gutshall, Founder and Global Head of Asset & Capacity Sales of UCC, joined JSA TV’s CEO Virtual Roundtable with peers from David Ross Group, AquaComms and Cinia Group, to

Faster Internet speeds coming to Asia with regional submarine cable system

Consumers in the region can look forward to faster Internet connections in the next five years, with a new submarine cable system launched on Tuesday (Oct 18). Super Sea Cable

Aboard the ship laying the groundwork for global communications

  It’s been exactly 150 years since the first trans-Atlantic cable began ushering in global communications. And now, in another milestone, tech giants are hanging up on traditional companies to

The State of Subsea Cables on iHeart Radio

  JSA Radio Host Jaymie Scotto Cutaia hosts a roundtable on “The State of Subsea Cable” with an all-star line-up of C-levels from the companies making waves in subsea builds

The State of Subsea Cables

  Eric Gutshall, Founder and Global Head of Asset & Capacity Sales, joined JSA TV’s State of Subsea virtual rountable with peers from David Ross Group, AquaComms and Cinia Group.

Telecom Exchange NYC 2016 in Photos

UCC joined fellow members of the telecommunications and technology industries for Telecom Exchange NYC 2016 at the Cipriani Wall Street on June 22nd. Team members Eric Gutshall, John Sarkis and David Ellis

Telecom Exchange NYC 2016: United Cable Company on 2016 Growth & Success

John Sarkis, Managing Member for United Cable Company (UCC), joins Jaymie Scotto Cutaia of JSA TV at Telecom Exchange NYC 2016. UCC engages and collaborates with the world’s leading telecom

UCC’s Eric Gutshall Discusses Key Differentiators, Goals, and the Meaning of the Company’s Tagline, “Links with Distinction”

Data Center POST recently sat down with United Cable Company’s Founder and Global Head of Asset and Capacity Sales, Eric Gutshall, to discuss company differentiators and future goals. United Cable

Cross River Fiber Announces Network Expansion Plans

Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based fiber optic and telecommunications solutions provider, announces today that it plans to expand its network offering by more than 50 miles by constructing a new high-density fiber optic cable system.

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Eric Gutshall
Founder, CEO and Global Head of Asset & Capacity Sales
As Founder, CEO and Global Head of Asset & Capacity Sales of United Cable Company (UCC), Eric oversees all aspects of the company's operations, finances, marketing and sales. A proven, results-oriented, international telecommunications professional, Eric brings over 20 years of a successful track record in executive leadership across a global landscape. Eric has led sales in worldwide enterprise, media, finance, wholesale and indirect channel customers, yielding over $956 Million in total revenue sold since 2002 across North America, transAtlantic and Europe.

Prior to founding UCC, Eric spent nearly 12 years at Hibernia Networks, developing and leading successful global direct and indirect sales, business development and marketing teams, resulting in over 650+ customer acquisitions. His business expertise aided in Hibernia Networks’ fast development from a single submarine cable with 6 Points of Presence (PoPs) in 2004 to Hibernia's current, robust, global network, with over 220 PoPs, via the purchase of dark and lit fiber, as well as high-profile builds.

From 2010-2015, during his time at Hibernia, Eric played a key role in the historic transatlantic cable, Hibernia Express, the first transatlantic build in over twelve years. Eric led a hand-selected sales team to pre-sell capacity to customers across a number of industry segments including financial services, web-centric, media and telecom service providers.

Prior to joining Hibernia, Eric was the Executive Director of Global Sales and Channel Management at Tyco Submarine Systems. During his time at Tyco, Eric oversaw a successful direct and indirect sales team, which was responsible for the acquisition of over 70 new customers in a short four-year period on the Tyco Global Network, which was later sold to Tata Communications in 2004.

Prior to Tyco, Eric met his UCC business partner John Sarkis while working together at the MCI financial district branch at 100 Wall Street. Eric's achievements include being named MCI's top sales person for 1998-99 as well as a branch director in the late 1990’s. Eric was also featured in the company's commercials and print advertising during the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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John Sarkis
Managing Member and Global Head of Colocation and Cloud Development
John Sarkis is currently an Executive Consultant with NTT America (NYSE:NTT) in New York supporting the company’s Cloud and Data Center Services Portfolio.

Up until the End of 2015, John was the General Manager of Colocation and Connectivity at Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), responsible for overseeing the network and carrier products and services and Colocation solutions the company offers across its global data center portfolio. He was responsible for delivering vertical and client relevant solutions for both Colocation and connectivity services and setting the strategic direction for Digital Realty’s Colocation product offering, including market entry and exit analysis, market pricing and capital investment direction. He joined Digital Realty in 2013.

Prior to joining Digital Realty, John spent nearly 14 years at Deutsche Telekom North America, Inc., where he worked in a variety of roles developing Deutsche Telekom’s global network. In his last position as Head of Global Telehouse Real Estate, he was responsible for 192 locations across 27 countries. He oversaw all aspects of data center and carrier facilities development, retro-fit and management, from site selection to operating procedures. John started his career at MCI Communications in 1995.

John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree in Executive Management from St. John’s University.

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David Ellis
Managing Member & Global Head of Network Development
David Ellis is the Managing Member and Global Head of Network Development for United Cable Company, utilizing his decades of expertise in network planning, project development and sales engineering and support.

Prior to joining UCC, David was the Director of Sales Engineering at GTT Networks (NYSE:GTT) in New York supporting multiple sales teams in Ethernet, Internet, Voice and Cloud Connectivity.

Until December 2015, David was the Director or Service and Network Development at Hibernia Networks, responsible for the network backbone expansion, network design and data center growth. Prior to this role he led the Global Sales Engineering Team. He joined Hibernia Networks in 2009.

Prior to joining Hibernia Networks, David was at various network providers including Abovenet, Qwest Communications and OnFiber Networks as a Sales Engineer. David also spent over six years at Ciena Communications in developing, deploying and providing technical expertise on several large networks in Europe and U.S., with a focus on long haul and metro applications.

David started his career at MCI Communications in 1996 after departing the U.S Air Force- Air National Guard with specializations in Satellite/ Microwave Communications and Avionics. There he met his fellow UCC executives Eric Guthall and John Sarkis working in the MCI financial district branch at 100 Wall Street.

David has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from AIU.


Reach out to us for a free initial consultation.

Our mission is to represent the world’s most distinctive submarine and terrestrial cable assets, providing unique network development and design, Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure design, planning and deployment with a wide-array of hardware and service offerings, to address our clients’ ever-expanding needs.

18 Bank Street
Summit, NJ  07901
200 Park Av.
New York, NY 10017

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +1.908.988.0366