19 January 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has announced that its Singapore data centre facility is to become Vocus Communications' point of presence (PoP) in Singapore for its Australia Singapore Cable (ASC).
The TT Tai Seng 1 facility is
already home to more than ten network service providers PoPs
and is connected via metro links to various submarine cable
systems. It is already a busy interconnection hub for
Commenting on the news, Luke Mackinnon, head of Vocus
International, said: "The selection of a data centre to
establish a submarine cable system PoP is not a decision to be
taken lightly. The resiliency of the data centre
infrastructure, network provider density and cost of
intra-building connectivity are key considerations. STT GDC has
not only met all these criteria, but also won us over through
their flexible commercial model."
The ASC s a 4,600km submarine cable system linking Singapore to
Perth, Western Australia, via Indonesia and is currently under
construction. It is due for completion in Q3 of 2018 at
which point will increase the number of connectivity options
between Australia and Southeast Asia.
Christopher Street, group general manager of Singapore and
global alliances of STT GDC, said: "We are delighted to be
selected by Vocus to house its Singapore point of presence.
This award is a recognition of our superior infrastructure
build and operational excellence. STT Tai Seng 1 is a major
carrier-neutral data centre and interconnection facility with
access to a wide selection of local, regional and global
network operators and Internet service providers to support our
customers’ diverse domestic and international
ASC will be made available to customers across STT
GDC’s data centre facilities in Singapore. Because
of the seamless connections across all STT GDC’s
Singapore facilities, customers will be able to enjoy multiple
"The addition of ASC to our robust ecosystem of
interconnection partners will bring greater choices to our
customers, boosting STT Tai Seng 1’s position as a
leading international connectivity hub," added Street.
In October, STT GDC acquired Brockton Capital’s
stake in Virtus Data Centres, making it a fully owned
subsidiary of STT GDC. UK-based Virtus is now a part of the
STT GDC network that comprises of 50 top-tier data centres in
markets including China, India and Singapore.
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres,
TT Tai Seng 1,
Virtus Data Centres,