The cable will have interconnection points in Equinix IBX data centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Jakarta in Indonesia, as well as a landing point in Perth, providing greater connectivity for businesses, content providers and communications network providers.
Scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2018, the Trident cable will deliver Equinix customers with more resilient, lower latency connections and increased bandwidth, on the fastest, most direct path from Australia to Asia.
Trident is building its 28Tbps bandwidth cable, using 100Gbps coherent DWDM technology upgradeable to 400Gbps technology in the future, to connect Australia, Singapore and Jakarta.
Pinto said Equinix had been selected for its “rich, global network of provider-neutral data centres, and its strong footprint in Australia and Asia specifically”.
“By establishing interconnection points in SY1, ME1, SG3 and JK1, we can provide easy and low-cost access to customers in all key capital cities across our network, as well as all the major carriers and cloud providers who are already part of the Equinix ecosystem.”
Equinix Australia managing director Jeremy Deutsch, said, “Trident is a great addition to the list of network service providers on offer in Equinix, and presents further connectivity options to our customers, particularly in Melbourne, where Trident is the first international submarine cable to establish a PoP in ME1.
He said Equinix was facilitating greater business opportunities between Australia and Asia and providing the gateway for local businesses to enter the Asian market.