International internet cable to Perth launched

31/05/2019 - 12:21

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The 9,200-kilometre Indigo subsea cable system that links Perth to Singapore and Sydney has been commissioned.

Telstra owns a 25 per cent stake of the Indigo’s spectrum between Perth and Singapore,

The 9,200-kilometre Indigo subsea cable system that links Perth to Singapore and Sydney has been commissioned.

The Indigo cable system can support up to 36 terabits per second and stretches 4,600km from Perth to Singapore, and the same distance from Perth to Sydney.

Alcatel Submarine Networks was appointed by a consortium to build cable system in April 2017.

The consortium partners are AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra.

Telstra owns a 25 per cent stake of the Indigo’s spectrum between Perth and Singapore, which will be able to support nine terabits per second.

Telstra head of international Oliver Camplin-Warner said the development of the Indigo cable system strengthened the link between its Australian network and the fast-growing South-East Asian markets, and would deliver its customers faster connectivity and improved reliability.

“Our vast subsea network is a key part of our international growth strategy and we will continue to invest in additional capacity to meet our customers’ increasing demand for data and maintain our network leadership in the Asia-Pacific region,” he said.

Telstra said it could also offer faster connectivity and redundancy from other key South Asian markets such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia, using its own EAC-C2C and Indigo cable combinations.

 

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