Pipe (ASX:PWK) has selected US-based datacentre services provider, Equinix, as an interconnect provider for its new PPC-1 underground cable.
The cable stretches 6900km from Sydney to Guam and is capable of carrying 2.56 terabits per second to boost Internet capacity to Australia. The connection will pass through Equinix’s Sydney-1 (SY1) International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre.
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Pipe International to help create market interest for the PPC-1 undersea cable project,” Equinix Asia-Pacific president, Samuel Lee, said in a statement.
“We provide a very efficient and secure means to distribute optimised traffic to the Australian market as well as increase the options for international transit and transport services out of Australia.”
Pipe is also using Equinix datacentres in Tokyo, Japan and San Jose in the US.
“Our landing of the new cable is to provide Australia with enhanced, competitive connectivity to the rest of the world,” Pipe CEO, Bevan Slattery, said in a statement. “Equinix’s global data center services create an ideal partnership for us in the mission-critical project.”
Last month, telecoms operator, Soul/TPG (ASX: SOT) made plans to acquire Pipe for $373 million.