Singapore to double submarine cable landings
As part of its new master plan for digital infrastructure, Singapore said it will provide more space and landing resources ‘so operators can expand and further diversify the network of submarine cables’.
Singapore is set to become a leading network hub in the submarine cable industry by doubling the number of landings within the next 10 years. The island nation is already a destination for 25 operating cables and 14 more projects in the pipeline. To maintain its global status as a leading network hub, Singapore will provide more space and landing resources to expand and diversify the telecommunication infrastructure. This will better feed the region’s growing data demand and strengthen digital connectivity for all of Southeast Asia.
Singapore connects cables within Asia and also transitions those from the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. Two upcoming cable projects, Echo and Bifrost, are set to further expand the network. In order to facilitate these projects, Singapore is exploring new designated landing sites and providing more space and landing resources.
Overall, Singapore’s commitment to double the number of submarine cable landings within the next 10 years is a testament to its commitment to become a leading network hub in the industry. The additional capacity enabled for submarine cable landings will strengthen digital connectivity for all of Southeast Asia, and provide more space and landing resources to expand and diversify the network.