APTelecom will be Inligo Networks’ international sales partner for the Asia Connect Submarine Cable System.
Brian Evans, CEO of Inligo Networks, said: “APTelecom’s reach, and expertise spans a wide range of global markets which are well aligned to the planned footprint of our network, and we are pleased to engage their services as our international sales partner. The relationship will support the onboarding of international capacity buyers and will also assist Inligo Networks in managing the wide range of existing business opportunities we have for the Asia Connect Cable System”
The Inligo subsea cable network (ACC-1) announced earlier this year, will span just over 17,000 km with initial landing points in 8 key markets, including Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii, and continental USA.
The cable will have up to sixteen fiber pairs with an initial capacity of 256Tbps, and an ultimate design capacity of a minimum 16Tbps per fiber pair. It has been engineered to be highly flexible, incorporating the latest in WSS technology to support customers evolving needs. In addition to the ACC-1 subsea network, Inligo is in parallel developing an Australian terrestrial long-haul fiber network called ‘Unite’ between Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin which will directly connect with the ACC-1 Cable in Darwin, providing the lowest latency path between Australia and Southeast Asia.
Sean Bergin, President of APTelecom and Chairman of the PTC Board of Governors in Hawaii, said: “The Asia – US route remains underserved despite recent announcements of other planned transpacific cables. The unique value proposition offered by Inligo Networks will be well received by the market”