Monday, 19 November 2018

Singtel, Telstra and partners land Indigo Cable in Sydney

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Monday 05 November 18

The Indigo Cable System will provide a decided boost in connectivity in Southeast Asia and Australasia when it launches later this year

The Indigo Consortium has confirmed that it has landed the Indigo Cable System, which will link Australia's East and West coasts, in Coogoo Beach, Sydney.   In September, operators launched the Indigo Cable System from Floreat Beach in Perth…

The Indigo Consortium has confirmed that it has landed the Indigo Cable System, which will link Australia's East and West coasts, in Coogoo Beach, Sydney.  

In September, operators launched the Indigo Cable System from Floreat Beach in Perth, on Australia's West Coast. Once complete, the Indigo Cable System will connect Australia's East and West Coasts and then provide onward connectivity to a number of high profile destinations in South East Asia, including, Singapore and Jakarta.

The 9,200km Indigo Cable System will be comprised of two fibre pairs and will be able to support data transfers of 36Tbps. The Indigo Cable Consortium is comprised of AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra.

“The landing of INDIGO Central cable by Optus is a landmark development which will boost Australia’s communications ecosystem with much-needed high-speed capacity and network diversity. Together with INDIGO West, the next generation INDIGO Central data superhighway will enhance Singtel and Optus’ subsea networks, creating a cable ring connecting Australia to Singapore, through Southeast Asia, across the Pacific and back to Australia,” said Singtel’s Vice President, Carrier Services, Group Enterprise Ooi Seng Keat.

You can stay up to date on all the latest developments in the subsea and submarine industries at the Submarine Networks EMEA 2019 event, which will be held in London on the 12-13 February 2019. Click here to find out how you can be involved.

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