SubPartners Pty Ltd has announced APX-Central connecting Perth to Sydney, complimenting the APX-West build from Singapore to Perth.
APX-Central will be a subsea cable, independent of all existing trans-Australia routes. It will offer true diversity and security, as well as connectivity into poorly served states such as Tasmania with future options for South Australia.
“Together, the two systems provide a Singapore-Sydney solution that meets the requirements of our customers,” said the company.
Through the support of Foundation Customers on both APX-West and APX-Central, SubPartners is now rapidly progressing APX-Central concurrently with the existing APX-West system with the supplier, TE SubCom.
A spokesman for one of the Foundation Customers said: “The current environment inhibits foreign investment because a truly competitive landscape did not exist. APX-Central combined with APX-West supports our future network requirements and makes us rethink what our Australian growth plans will be in the near term.”
The Minister for Communications, The Honorable Malcolm Turnbull MP commented on the impact of the APX-West & APX-Central cable systems: “SubPartners’ vision to radically change connectivity in and out of Australia, whilst simultaneously providing a much-needed investment in the Domestic Interstate market, is a very exciting development…”
CEO & Co-Founder of SubPartners Bevan Slattery stated that, “APX-Central provides a unique opportunity to solve some of the biggest barriers to global content in Australia. By providing a submarine path connecting Singapore to Sydney, APX-Central will allow greater strategic use of Australia in global networks. We’re really excited with what APX-West and APX-Central offers our current and future customers and are truly humbled by the support shown from our Foundation Customers to bring this to a reality.”