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Global Switch & Trident to Locate PoP’s to Form Network between Australia, Indonesia & Singapore

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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SYDNEY: Global Switch –a data centre provider across Europe and Asia Pacific in collaboration with Trident Subsea Cable –a telecommunications infrastructure project, announces that Trident Subsea Cable is to locate Points of Presence (PoPs) within Global Switch’s data centres in Sydney and Singapore when it builds its cable network in the Asian region.

Trident is constructing a cable network that will link Australia, Indonesia and Singapore. The cable will have four fibre pairs each carrying multiple 100Gbps wavelengths and capable of being upgraded in future to 400Gbps optical channels. The Trident system is being developed to offer the raw bandwidth increasingly required by the fast-growing demand for Internet services and content hosted in the Asian region.

There is substantial growth in telecommunications and internet ecosystem, the carrier-neutral Global Switch data centres in Sydney and Singapore are widely recognised as being two of the most important connectivity hubs in the Asia Pacific region. Demand for the new data centre has also come from a large number of leading multi-national companies requiring highly resilient and secure space for housing mission critical IT equipment.

"We are pleased to have agreed to locate PoPs within Global Switch's data centres as an important step towards our objective to build an independent open-access cable system, maximising the options for customers to connect directly to the infrastructure,” says Alexis Pinto, Chief Executive Officer, Trident Subsea Cable's. “By extending Trident’s cable network into Global Switch’s carrier neutral data centers in Singapore and Sydney, Trident will be well positioned to meet the increasing demand from service providers for easy access to high capacity international connectivity.”

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