Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Perth-Singapore Cable to Offer 32 Tbps Capacity

TE SubCom and SubPartners Pty Ltd were awarded a contract to build the APX-West submarine cable system linking Perth, Australia to Singapore.

APX-West will be a four fibre-pair system using the latest state of the art ultra-long haul design delivering much needed capability and resiliency to the region. It will connect Perth, Australia to Changi North, Singapore with planned branches to Jakarta, Indonesia and Christmas Island. The system is approximately 4,700km long and has an initial design capacity of up to 32Tbp/s. It is expected to be Ready for Service (RFS) by Q2 2015.

“Today’s announcement marks a major step forward in our vision towards a more diverse and resilient Asia Pacific region,” said Bevan Slattery, CEO of SubPartners. “Our model of selling spectrum directly to major telecommunications and content providers gives the flexibility and benefits of infrastructure ownership without the significant capital investment required of a single entity in undertaking such a project. I am pleased that TE SubCom and SubPartners are able to work together on this unique project to change the international capacity market for the better.”

http://www.subpartners.net
http://www.subcom.com/

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