IO have announced that it's joined forces with Superloop to create a dark fiber metropolitan area network in Singapore. As a result, all IO customers will benefit from better, more reliable, diverse connectivity to their other global data centers and business locations.
Superloop is Asia's newest telecommuncations provider. The company designs, constructs and operates its very own underground fiber-optic cable network throughout Asia Pacific.
On offer are dark fiber, fiber-optic services that provide secure and private connections. This will allow customers to connect to and between the buildings on the same dark fiber network.
According to a company statement, this agreement enhances IO's existing portfolio of network providers, providing customers with higher service availability and speed.
IO say that it also offers a greater level of choice to their service providers, allowing seamless connections to their data centers across the world, as well as enabling faster customer deployment in Singapore.
Bevan Slattery, Superloop CEO, believes they're providing the best option for IO's customers.
"We are very excited to be working with IO to bring their world class data center onto the Superloop fiber network in Singapore. The route has been designed to provide the most direct and protected (diverse) path possible for IO and their customers," says Slattery.
Currently, Superloop has built approximately 130km of the network locally and will complete another 6km of the primary eastern path in September this year. The secondary western path build totaling 11km, will provide a fully diverse loop, and is due for completion by the end of this year.