Trident Subsea Cable in PoP Deal with Global Switch

Global Switch has informed that Trident Subsea Cable (Trident) is to locate Points of Presence (PoPs) within Global Switch’s data centres in Sydney and Singapore when it builds its cable network in the Asian region.

Trident’s cable network, anticipated to be ‘ready for service’ in mid-2018, will connect Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.

The carrier-neutral Global Switch data centres in Sydney and Singapore are two of the most important connectivity hubs in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

In Sydney, Global Switch recently commenced construction of the final stages of its Sydney East data centre following a pre commitment from a leading cloud provider.

Global Switch Singapore hosts the network PoPs of all the major international telecommunications companies, a number of major submarine cable systems already land directly in the facility.

Trident Subsea Cable’s chief executive officer, Alexis Pinto, said, “We are pleased to have agreed to locate PoPs within Global Switch’s data centres as an important step towards our objective to build an independent open-access cable system, maximising the options for customers to connect directly to the infrastructure.

“There is substantial anticipated growth in online content and traffic in Asia, and the desire to locate servers near some of the world’s largest content developers in the region. By extending Trident’s cable network into Global Switch’s carrier neutral data centres in both Singapore and Sydney, Trident will be well positioned to meet the increasing demand from service providers for easy access to high capacity international connectivity.”

Damon Reid, Global Switch’s managing director in Sydney, said: “Global Switch provides large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral data centres in key locations and this agreement will give Global Switch customers even greater choice by providing direct access to Trident’s network, with no additional backhaul costs, and an exceptional low latency path between Australia and Asia. Once built, the Trident network will be an important addition to the connectivity options already available to our customers in Sydney and Singapore.”

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