PHOTO - Global Transit Communications CEO Saiful Husni.
A partnership between Malaysian international bandwidth provider Global Transit Communications (GTC) and Indonesian undersea fibre-optic cable owner PGAS Telekomunikasi Nusantara (PGASCOM) will provide Indonesia with enhanced bandwidth connectivity.
GTC chief executive officer Saiful Husni said on 2 March 2012 that the arrangement with PGASCOM, which operates an undersea fibre-optic cable from Singapore to Jakarta, will provide GTC with new opportunities in Indonesia's domestic network. "This partnership will ensure GTC's revenue growth in its international bandwidth business, and provide an alternative gateway for Indonesia telecommunication providers and businesses to connect to the rest of the world."
"Based on Indonesia's market size, 10 percent of Indonesia's demand for communications is the equivalent to 70 percent of Malaysia's total demand," said Husni. "However traditional Internet service provider (ISP) players setting up a presence in Indonesia have to incur expensive infrastructure cost in backhaul leasing from Singapore to Jakarta, driving cost of connectivity higher. This strategic partnership gives GTC a significant cost advantage in relation to the traditional approach of most players."
He said the partnership would bring a total capacity of 160 Gbps to Indonesia, and would meet high quality communication requirements.
"GTC has already established Points of Presence (POPs) in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and U.S.A. as part of its global service coverage," said Husni. "The extension to Jakarta will allow both companies to grow the business by riding on GTC's global backbone connectivity from Asia to the U.S.A."
Incorporated in April 2005, Global Transit Communications (GTC) provides international bandwidth in Southeast Asia as well as Japan and the U.S. As part of Indonesian gas company Perusahaan Gas Negara Group, PGASCOM is a specialist telecommunication entity.
Details of the collaboration
Husni said the link enhanced PGASCOM's submarine cable backhaul infrastructure, which has been developed to meet the standards of operating in a high security standard gas environment and its optical cable infrastructure was buried in the gas's pipeline ROW (Right Of Way).
"The GTC-PGASCOM partnership is a joint establishment of IP [Internet protocol] infrastructure as an extension of GTC's IP network in Singapore, into Jakarta," he said. "It will also provide Tier-1 IPLC (international private leased circuit) connectivity infrastructure from Indonesia to the rest of the world, via multiple upstream providers. As the IP connection network is co-owned by both PGASCOM and GTC, it will allow for better SLA [service level agreements] and control."
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