By IT Wire
June 28, 2017
The Bevan Slattery founded Superloop says TKO Express is the world’s highest core count subsea cable ever deployed and constitutes a “unique and critical component of Superloop’s Hong Kong dark fibre network”.
Comprising 1,728 fibre cores, the cable provides the shortest and most direct link between Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate and Chai Wan, areas in which some of the most significant data centres in Hong Kong are located.
Successfully installed across the Tathong Channel, the eastern entrance to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, in mid-February 2017, Superloop says TKO Express is the first “truly geographical diverse, low-latency path between the two locations, delivering connectivity that is reliable, secure and fast”.
The cable link is approximately 20 km shorter than alternate network routes linking Chai Wan and the data centre hub at Tseung Kwan O.
Bevan Slattery, Superloop executive chairman and CEO said “this opened new opportunities for businesses requiring high-speed connectivity or a geographically diverse link between the two precincts. Companies in the financial, telecommunications and media sectors, in particular, require high-performance, highly reliable connectivity for day-to-day business activities.”
“TKO Express is by far the most direct route linking the HKEX Hosting Services Datacenter with Hong Kong Island,” Slattery said.
“That’s important for financial institutions who rely on low-latency connectivity to the HKEX Hosting Services Datacenter for transactions that can be won or lost in milliseconds.”