EATONTOWN, NJ, USA and SINGAPORE - September 10, 2013 --
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, and SubPartners Pty Ltd (SubPartners) are pleased to announce today the signing of a system supply contract for the APX-West submarine cable system from Perth, Australia to Singapore. APX-West will deliver low-latency, diverse capacity between Australia and Singapore.
APX-West is a four fibre-pair system using the latest state of the art ultra-long haul design delivering much needed capability and resiliency to the region. It will connect Perth, Australia to Changi North, Singapore with planned branches to Jakarta, Indonesia and Christmas Island. The system is approximately 4,700km long and has an initial design capacity of up to 32Tbp/s. It is expected to be Ready for Service (RFS) by Q2 2015.
“Today’s announcement marks a major step forward in our vision towards a more diverse and resilient Asia Pacific region,” said Bevan Slattery, CEO of SubPartners. “Our model of selling spectrum directly to major telecommunications and content providers gives the flexibility and benefits of infrastructure ownership without the significant capital investment required of a single entity in undertaking such a project. I am pleased that TE SubCom and SubPartners are able to work together on this unique project to change the international capacity market for the better.”
“It is our privilege to work with SubPartners as they move forward with the innovative and ambitious APX-West cable system,” said David Coughlan, CEO of TE SubCom. “This system will rely on our advanced technology to deliver enhanced connectivity across a large region where the growing population requires and demands additional bandwidth. We look forward to implementing a world-class cable system on behalf of SubPartners that we believe will have an immediate, positive effect on the region.”
SubPartners is a dynamic company committed to delivering significant telecommunications infrastructure projects through an innovative model of trusted relationships and partnerships.
Founded by some of the industries most experienced and trusted telecommunications entrepreneurs, SubPartners has the relationships, experience and access to funding necessary to take major telecommunications infrastructure projects from concept to reality.
For more information visit www.subpartners.net
Read about APX-West’s construction on our blog at www.subpartners.net/blog
About TE SubCom
TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The company designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000km of subsea communication cable—or enough to circle the earth more than 12 times at the equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide.
For more information visit www.SubCom.com.
TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.