RTI Selects Equinix to Connect New Transpacific Submarine Cable System in Australia & Japan
RTI's transpacific submarine cable systems are the newest secure long-haul routes interconnecting the
Hyperscale cloud providers and enterprise companies are fueling data growth between the
RTI selected Equinix IBX data centers due to the company's expertise in delivering and managing cable landing stations and its access to dense, rich ecosystems of networks, clouds, and financial and IT service providers.
- RTI, an experienced cable owner, and its affiliates will soon be completing construction on several new high-fibre capacity cables that will land on
Guam. Equinixtermination points that are currently live include the following two cable routes: Japan-Guam-Australia South Cable System (JGA South) connecting Sydneyand Guamwith termination into Equinix SY4 IBX in Sydneyand with a branch to Australia's Sunshine Coast. Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System (JGA North) connecting Tokyoand Guamwith termination into Equinix TY2 IBX in Tokyo.
- RTI's transpacific cable systems will further enhance and contribute to the expansion of communications networks from the
Asia-Pacific regionand Australia, thereby improving network redundancy, ensuring reliable communications and expanding onward connectivity options in Guam. With direct access to JGA South and JGA North in Australiaand Japan, Equinixprovides its customers with the ability to connect and expand business in both Australiaand the Asia-Pacific region. Equinix'sstrength as a global, carrier-neutral platform and interconnection provider makes it a desirable place for strategic submarine projects to land within Equinixecosystem hubs. Equinixhosts more than 2,500 cloud and IT service providers on its global interconnection platform, Platform Equinix®. Equinixoperates 200+ data centers serving close to 10,000 customers in highly interconnected markets with industry-leading reliability, security, performance and choice of rich digital ecosystems. Currently, Equinix IBX data centers are subsea enabled in 36 metros around the world.
Russ Matulich, Chief Executive Officer, RTI
"JGA South's initial design capacity of 36 Tbps empowers our customers with unrivaled scalability that will seamlessly interconnect
Equinix'scampuses in Sydneyand Tokyo. Content users of any size can now quickly connect to us across the campus, easily transmit their content over the fastest path between Sydneyand Tokyo, and rest assured that their content is being delivered safely and securely." Tim Stronge, Vice President, Research, TeleGeography
"The next-generation design of cable landing stations is evolving to take advantage of economics and technology.
Equinixwill manage the cable landing station for the JGA South and JGA North subsea cable systems directly in Equinix IBX data centers. This new Pop-to-Pop concept holds the potential for cost savings and an increase in performance to the operators of the cable system." Jeremy Deutsch, President, Equinix Asia-Pacific
"RTI's transpacific cable systems is a great addition to the list of submarine cable systems offered in
Equinix, and presents further connectivity options to our customers. We're proud to facilitate greater business opportunities between Australiaand Asiaand provide additional enhanced and efficient interconnection options for enterprises and service providers alike, to continue to drive growth of the digital economy between these two growing markets."
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and 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 data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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