Tew submarine cable will facilitate business and connectivity between Australia and Asia
SYDNEY, Australia —July 28, 2016 — Equinix, Inc.(Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced that its 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 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in the Asia-Pacific region. Anticipated for completion in Q2, 2018, the Trident cable will provide customers with more resilient, lower latency connections and increased bandwidth, on the fastest, most direct path from Australia to Asia.
Anticipated for completion in Q2, 2018, the Trident cable will provide customers with more resilient, lower latency connections and increased bandwidth, on the fastest, most direct path from Australia to Asia.
Highlights/ Key Facts
- Trident Subsea Cable is building a 28 Tbps bandwidth cable, using 100Gbps coherent DWDM technology upgradeable to 400Gbps technology in the future, which will connectAustralia, Singapore and Jakarta.
- The cable will have interconnection points in Equinix IBX data centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Jakarta, as well as a landing point in Perth, providing greater connectivity for businesses, content providers and communications network providers.
- The PoPs will provide cross-connect opportunities for all Equinix customers colocated in the SY1, ME1, SG3and JK1 IBX data centres.Trident will be the first submarine cable to establish a PoP in ME1and JK1.
- When fully operational, the Trident Subsea Cable will add to the rich system of submarine cables that connect Equinix’s customers globally within Equinix IBX data centres, reaffirming Equinix’s network neutral value proposition.
- 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.
- This cable further augments the resilience of the Australian Internet landscape by providing a new route out of Western Australia up to Asia.
- Alexis Pinto, CEO,Trident Subsea cable:“We have selected Equinix for its rich,global network of provider-neutral data centres, and its strong footprint in Australia and Asia specifically. By establishing interconnection pointsin SY1, ME1, SG3 and JK1, we can provide easy and low-cost access to customers in all key capital citiesacross our network, as well as all the major carriers and cloud providers who are already part of the Equinix ecosystem.”
- Jeremy Deutsch, Managing Director of Equinix Australia:“Trident is a great addition to the list of network service providers on offerinEquinix, and presents furtherconnectivity options to our customers, particularly in Melbourne, where Trident is the first international submarine cable to establish a PoP in ME1.We’re proud to facilitate greater business opportunities between Australia and Asia and provide thegateway for local businesses to enter the Asian market.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.
Trident Subsea Cable (Trident) is an independent and Australian-owned international project to build a high capacity fibre optic subsea cable linking Perth, Jakarta and Singapore with extensions to the Pilbara/North West Shelf resources region of northern Australia.Trident will offer direct network access and scalable bandwidth capacity through its partnership with national and international communications carriers, using the latest developments in long-distance optical fibre technology to open up the highest capacity, lowest-latency path between Australia and Asia. For more information, visitwww.tridentsc.com.au
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risksand uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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