22 December 2016
StarHub Launches Services over Singapore’s Newest Submarine Cable Connecting Asia Pacific
Singapore, 22 December 2016 – StarHub today announced the launch of services over the new Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable network system, to cater for the growing bandwidth demand of corporate and consumer data services in Singapore.
APG is a 10,900 kilometre submarine cable network system that links nine countries and regions in Asia-Pacific with a capacity exceeding 54Tbps, the highest of any network in Asia. APG has connection points in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
StarHub has partnered leading telecommunications companies in each country to provide services for its enterprise customers requiring international connectivity to any of these overseas markets. APG has cable landing points in Shanghai Nanhui, Chongming as well as Hong Kong, operated by major Chinese telecommunications providers. This allows enterprises to benefit from diverse and competitively priced connectivity into China. The APG coverage also extends into emerging Indochina region, such as Vietnam and Thailand that are major trading partners of Singapore.
“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,” said Benjamin Tan, Vice President of International Business, StarHub.
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.