By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet

Trident Subsea Cable has announced that it has chosen Equinix's International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentres in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, and Jakarta for its Asia-Pacific submarine cable's points of presence (PoPs).

The submarine cable will have a bandwidth of 28Tbps, utilising 100Gbps coherent dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology, which is upgradeable to 400Gbps, and will connect the west coast of Australia with Singapore via Indonesia.

The cable is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2018.

“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 added that the deal with Trident will offer faster speeds and lower latency for its customers.

Trident Subsea Cable signed a AU$320 million commitment in July 2013 to construct aAU$400 million Perth-to-Singapore subsea cable, backed by Beijing Construction and Engineering Group with the support of the China Development Bank.

The cable will stretch from Perth, Western Australia, through to the Pilbara region to Jakarta in Indonesia, and up to Singapore, and is targeted at governments as well as the mining, oil, and gas industries.

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