The INDIGO subsea cable is ready to be deployed

The INDIGO subsea cable is ready to be deployed

The nearly 10,000km long subsea INDIGO subsea cable connecting Australia and South East Asia is now complete and ready for use.

Consortium members can now use the Internet connectivity cable that stretches 4,600km from Singapore to Perth and another 4,600km from Perth to Sydney.

AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, SubPartners and Telstra will now be able to leverage the cable to system to upgrade their networks and enable capacity increases on demand thanks to new spectrum-sharing technology.

The INDIGO system was designed to strengthen connectivity between Australia and the fast-growing Southeast Asian markets, allowing for more reliable communication services between the regions.

The cable, which uses optical technology, can support up to 36 terabits per second; the equivalent of simultaneously streaming millions of movies a second.

The INDIGO subsea cable stretches from Singapore to Perth and then to Sydney (via AARNet)

The necessity of a project like INDIGO was growing in recent years as, according to TeleGeography, bandwidth demand between Asia and Australia will reach 75 terabits per second by 2025.

"The development of the INDIGO cable system strengthens the link between our Australian network and the fast-growing South East Asian markets and will deliver our customers faster connectivity and dramatically improved reliability," says Telstra head of international Oliver Camplin-Warner.

"Our vast subsea network is a key part of our international growth strategy and we will continue to invest in additional capacity to meet our customers' increasing demand for data and maintain our network leadership in the Asia-Pacific region."

CEO of Superloop Drew Kelton, speaking on behalf of subsidiary SubPartners, says the development of INDIGO complements the group's Australian network of cables.

"INDIGO Central complements Superloop's metropolitan fibre networks providing high speed capacity and ubiquitous connectivity to terrestrial cable systems across Australia," says Kelton.

"When combined with the international capacity and interconnectivity to Singapore and Hong Kong, our strategy to virtualise businesses across the Asia Pacific region is now being realised."

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