StarHub launches services over APG submarine cable

Lachlan Colquhoun
telecomasia.net

Singapore operator StarHub has announced the launch of services over the new Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable network, which connects nine countries in the region.

The APG is a 10,900 kilometre cable network system with capacity exceeding 54Tbps, the highest of any similar network in Asia.

It has connection points in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

There are three landing points in China – Shanhgai Nanhui, Chongming and Hong Kong – operated by major Chinese providers.

“Singapore is China’s largest foreign investor. To serve Singapore enterprises expanding to China, we are pleased to provide them with a new international connectivity on APG, catering for the growing economic activities between China and Southeast Asia,” Benjamin Tan, vice president of international business at StarHub, said in a media release.

StarHub has partnered with operators in each country to provide services for its enterprise customers requiring international connectivity to any of these overseas markets. 

APG also enhances StarHub’s international connectivity by providing traffic routing diversity to submarine cable systems such as Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2), Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) and Asia-America Gateway (AAG).

This will provide Singapore based enterprises more options to connect to other parts of Asia Pacific as well as minimise impact of any service disruption resulting from submarine cable damage, which can be caused by accidents or natural disasters.

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