Superloop switches on advanced dark fibre network in Hong Kong

07 December 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Superloop has announced that its Hong Kong dark fibre network is now live.

The 110km network, which is continuously under expansion, will connect over 30 high-value data centres and enterprise buildings. The network is available for businesses to capitalise on reliable, high-speed and infinitely scalable connectivity solutions, said the company.

Work is also progressing on TKO Express, a component of Superloop’s total solution. TKO Express will be the first domestic submarine cable linking Hong Kong’s major finance and technology centres, Chai Wan and Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.

Superloop founder and CEO Bevan Slattery said Hong Kong was fundamental to the company’s vision to be the leading independent connectivity provider in the Asia Pacific region.

“Hong Kong is a major international and regional financial centre. For businesses to succeed, it is crucial they have access to secure, reliable, high-speed infrastructure,” said Slattery.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with businesses, and deliver the scalable capacity, geographic diversity and unmatched performance that will enable them to prosper. Superloop’s network offers carriers, content providers and enterprises a true dark fibre solution. We provide the fibre without any transmission equipment, giving you complete control of your network services."

Slattery added: “With the completion of the initial stages of our Hong Kong network, Superloop is the first and only carrier with true fibre ownership across three major markets in Asia, the fastest growing region in the world.”

TKO Express, in combination with the wider Hong Kong network, will meet the increasing demand for high-speed, consistent, connectivity solutions to take advantage of bandwidth-intensive apps, content and services such as video and the cloud, said the company. 

The 1,728 high-core count undersea cable has arrived in Hong Kong, while construction of the cable landing infrastructure is underway at the Chai Wan site. TKO Express is set to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2017.