Hosting provider, Equinix, today announced it will be a key interconnect provider for the Australian Pipe International's PPC-1 undersea Sydney to Guam cable.
Equinix will provide Pipe with access to Australian internet service providers operating within Equinix's Sydney-1 (SY1) datacentre. Pipe Network's undersea PPC-1 cable was launched in October and runs 6900 kilometres, connecting Sydney to Guam. The cable has a capacity of 2.56 terabits per second and according to Pipe will provide additional capacity to Australia and onward connectivity to Asia and the United States.
"Equinix's global datacentre services create an ideal partnership for us in the mission-critical project," Bevan Slattery, chief of Pipe International said in a statement today. "Our landing of the new cable is to provide Australia with enhanced, competitive connectivity to the rest of the world."
In addition to Equinix's Sydney facilities, Pipe will also be using Equinix centres in Tokyo, Japan and San Jose, CA, USA.
"We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Pipe International to help create market interest for the PPC-1 undersea cable project," said Samuel Lee, president of Equinix Asia Pacific, "The new PPC-1 cable system will also enable our customers to increase the resilience of their international network and provide additional redundancy."