Under the extended partnership, Trident will collaborate with Matrix through the shared use of network operations and Matrix’s landing facilities in Singapore, Batam and Jakarta. The partnership allows Trident to connect four fibre pairs from Perth to the Matrix branching unit near Jakarta, with two fibre pairs each then linking to Jakarta and Singapore.
Singapore-based Matrix Networks and Indonesian-based NAP Info Lintas Nusa (Napinfo) collectively operate the Matrix Cable System, a neutral international subsea fibre optic cable carrier servicing the Jakarta to Singapore route.
Trident chief executive officer, Alexis Pinto, said: “I am pleased to reaffirm and extend Trident’s long-standing relationship with Matrix, and collaborate to achieve our objective of building the highest capacity, lowest latency fibre optic cable connecting Perth, Jakarta and Singapore. Together we are seeking to deliver next generation technology infrastructure to improve connectivity between Australia and South East Asia.
Pinto said there are clear synergies between the two groups, “with joint engineering presenting potential cost efficiencies and resulting products to benefit from the alignment of operational excellence”.
“In addition, the two businesses renewed the commitment to the partnership at the CommunicAsia conference this week, with our joint attendance further cementing the relationship.
“Ultimately, the partnership with Matrix delivers operational resilience for the routing of traffic between Australia and Indonesia. We look forward to working with Matrix towards achieving this goal.”
Napinfo’s managing director, Junaidi Yap, said the company was “looking to fulfil our vision and extend the Matrix cable with Trident to Australia. We believe a new commercial option will be welcomed by purchasers”.
“The partnership aligns Matrix’s proven track record of delivering carrier neutral, high speed, high capacity, high quality links between Jakarta and Singapore with Trident’s objective to establish the highest quality network between Australia with South East Asia.”
Yap said the relationship with Trident has the potential to open up two-way opportunities in both regions, where capacity demand is rapidly increasing.
As reported by iTWire, just three days ago Trident appointed former iiNet chief executive officer David Buckingham and the telco’s former business business officer and chief technology officer Greg Bader, as non-executive directors.
Announcing the appointments, Pinto said the two former telco executives would augment the company’s industry expertise, financial and corporate management, and “ability to scale into international markets as the company progresses towards construction phase to build a high capacity, fibre optic subsea cable linking Perth, Jakarta and Singapore”.