Home Telecoms & NBN Trident partners with Matrix on Perth, Jakarta, Singapore subsea cable link

Trident Subsea Cable has renewed its partnership with Matrix Networks — the operator of the Matrix Cable System with NAP Info Lin Nusa  as it progresses towards the development phase for its high-capacity fibre optic subsea cable linking Perth, Jakarta and Singapore.

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.

“The partnership with Matrix means no new build is required to connect the network between Jakarta and Singapore – a significant advantage when compared with other cable proposals in the region, and allows us to tap into the growing demand for capacity in the South East Asia region.”

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”.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

 

 

 

 

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