By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet

Trident Subsea Cable has signed an agreement with Indonesian submarine cable company Triasmitra to own and operate a two-pair fibre-optic, 1,070-kilometre subsea and terrestrial cable system connecting Singapore with Indonesia, which it said will be running by April 2017.

The telecommunications cable linking Singapore and Jakarta is Stage 1 of the larger independent carrier-neutral Trident Subsea Cable system between Australia and Asia, and will make use of Triasmitra’s existing Jakarta-Bangka-Batam-Singapore (B2JS) cable system.

Trident also said that it has already secured capacity sales of more than $20 million for its Stage 1 route thanks to the demand for higher-speed connectivity.

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