Trident and Matrix Strengthen Ties

Trident Subsea Cable has strengthened its strategic partnership with Matrix Networks in regards to its fibre optic subsea cable linking Perth, Jakarta and Singapore.

Singapore-based Matrix Networks and Indonesian-based NAP Info Lintas Nusa (Napinfo) are the operators of the Matrix Cable System, a neutral international subsea fibre optic cable carrier servicing the Jakarta to Singapore route.

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. This will allow 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.

Trident’s CEO, 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.

“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.”

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