Trident proposes new international telco link for WA

Signs a $320 million financial commitment towards the project

International telecommunications infrastructure company, Trident Subsea Cable, has unveiled plans to establish an international subsea cable that aims to boost competitive telecommunications connectivity in WA and, in particular, the Pilbara region.

With the support of the China Development Bank, Trident signed a $320 million financial commitment towards the project.

Trident has proposed the establishment of an underwater South East Asia link to connect Perth, via Onslow in the Pilbara and Jakarta in Indonesia, to Singapore. The proposal also includes an onshore connection from Perth through to Port Hedland and a subsea cable loop around the North West Shelf. Commerce minister, Michael Mischin, has welcomed the new private sector proposal and said the State Government recognised the need for increased telecommunications infrastructure, capacity and competition in WA and had engaged with industry to explore a range of options.

“The Government supports any proposal to improve telecommunications infrastructure, particularly in WA’s North-West, as the region is significantly important to the State’s economy and to Australia,” he said. “Trident’s project will support the increasing bandwidth and international connectivity needs of the numerous multinational companies now operating out of WA. It will also be beneficial for the state’s planned involvement in global projects, such as the Square Kilometre Array International Telescope.”

Mischin claimed that Trident is intending to use local construction firms and other suppliers for the project activities.

“No doubt this proposal will offer an array of opportunities for state-based businesses in both the development and operational phases, with flow-on benefits for the State as a whole,” he said. Regional development minister, Brendon Grylls, said the project supports the vision for economic diversification, which was being promoted through the Royalties for Regions Pilbara Cities initiative. “The Pilbara Development Commission has been working closely with Trident at the local level to help formulate its business case and identify market demand,” he added.

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