Trident Subsea Cable signs Equinix PoPs deal

29 July 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe

Trident Subsea Cable has selected Equinix for points of presence (PoPs) in Australia, Indonesia and Singapore for its Perth-Singapore cable.

Equinix’s international business exchange (IBX) data centres in Melbourne (ME1), Sydney (SY1), Singapore (SG3) and Jakarta (JK1) have been selected by Trident Subsea Cable for the cable’s interconnection points in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We have selected Equinix for its rich, global network of provider-neutral data centres, and its strong footprint in Australia and Asia specifically,” said Alexis Pinto, Trident Subsea Cable’s CEO.

“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.”

Anticipated for completion in Q2, 2018, the Trident 28Tbps bandwidth cable is expected to be completed in Q2, 2018. It aims to provide more resilient, lower-latency connectivity for businesses, content providers and communications network providers by using 100Gbps coherent DWDM technology upgradeable to 400Gbps technology.

The Trident cable will be able to leverage over 190+ networks in Equinix Singapore, 130+ in Sydney and 30+ in Melbourne to provide immediate access to their customers across the region.

Jeremy Deutsch, managing director of Equinix Australia, added: “Trident is a great addition to the list of network service providers on offer in Equinix, and presents further connectivity options to our customers, particularly in Melbourne, where Trident is the first international submarine cable to establish a PoP in ME1.”

Last month, Trident Subsea Cable also announced that it was to locate PoPs within Global Switch’s data centres in Sydney and Singapore.