Trident to locate Points of Presence with Global Switch as it plans to build its cable network in the Asian Region
June 8, 2016
Global Switch, one of the leading large-scale, carrier and cloud
neutral, multi-tenanted data centre providers across Europe and
Asia-Pacific has announced that Trident Subsea Cable (Trident), an
international telecommunications infrastructure project designed to
deliver high-speed and high-capacity connectivity between Australia
and Asia, is to locate Points of Presence (PoPs) within
Global Switch's data centres in Sydney and Singapore when it builds
its cable network in the Asian region.
Trident's cable network, anticipated to be 'Ready For Service'
in mid-2018, will connect Singapore, Indonesia and Australia with
some of the highest capacity optical fibre technology available
once operational. With four fibre-pairs in total, each carrying
multiple 100Gbps optical channels (wavelengths) and capable of
being upgraded in future to 400Gbps optical channels, the Trident
system is being developed to offer the raw bandwidth increasingly
required by the fast-growing demand for Internet services and
content hosted in the Asian region.
The carrier-neutral Global Switch data centres in Sydney and
Singapore are already widely recognised as being two of the most
important connectivity hubs in the Asia Pacific region and beyond,
hosting a vibrant and ever-expanding telecommunications and
In Sydney, Global Switch recently commenced construction of the
final stages of its Sydney East data centre following a pre
commitment from a leading cloud provider. Demand for the new
data centre has also come from a large number of leading
multi-national companies requiring highly resilient and secure
space for housing mission critical IT equipment, as well as the
need to be collocated within Global Switch's network dense and low
latency carrier environment.
Global Switch Singapore hosts the network PoPs of all the major
international telecommunications companies, and uniquely, a number
of major submarine cable systems already land directly in the
facility. Virtually all the leading internet services companies
have a presence including ISPs, major content owners and
distributors, web portals and online social media. Together with
the presence of the Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX), these
organisations transform the Global Switch data centre in Tai
Seng into a convergent connectivity hub, reaching out to all parts
of the globe.
Commenting on the agreement, Trident Subsea Cable's Chief
Executive Officer, Alexis Pinto, said, "We are pleased to have
agreed to locate PoPs within Global Switch's data centres as an
important step towards our objective to build an independent
open-access cable system, maximising the options for customers to
connect directly to the infrastructure.
"There is substantial anticipated growth in online content and
traffic in Asia, and the desire to locate servers near some of the
world's largest content developers in the region. By extending
Trident's cable network into Global Switch's carrier neutral data
centres in both Singapore and Sydney, Trident will be well
positioned to meet the increasing demand from service providers for
easy access to high capacity international connectivity."
The Trident cable via Perth has been designed to offer the
lowest latency 100Gbps-enabled path currently available between
Australia and Asia. With an estimated round-trip delay of
approximately 100ms between Sydney and Singapore, it will
provide significant performance improvements over the much longer
paths on cables from Sydney via Guam or Hawaii.
Damon Reid, Global Switch's Managing Director in Sydney said
"Global Switch provides large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral data
centres in key locations and this agreement will give Global Switch
customers even greater choice by providing direct access to
Trident's network, with no additional backhaul costs, and an
exceptional low latency path between Australia and Asia. Once
built, the Trident network will be an important addition to the
connectivity options already available to our customers in Sydney
and Singapore "
Global Switch is a Reuben Brothers company.
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