BW Digital and Telin join forces to boost connectivity around Indonesia and Australia

BW Digital and Telin join forces to boost connectivity around Indonesia and Australia

Companies sign MoU for the joint development and construction of Hawaiki Nui 1 submarine cable system.

BW Digital and Telin have signed an MoU promoting a partnership to build Hawaiki Nui 1 submarine cable system and boost connectivity around Indonesia and Australia.  

The MoU follows the announcement in early March 2024 of a partnership between BW Digital and Citramas Group to establish a world-class digital ecosystem out of the Nongsa Digital Park in Batam, Indonesia – the centrepiece of which will be an 80MW data centre servicing businesses, governments and communities throughout the country and broader region. 

Hawaiki Nui 1 is the first stage of BW Digital submarine cable development programme. With a design capacity of more than 240 Tbps, it will link Australia, Indonesia and Singapore and include optional branches to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. 

Estimated to span some 10,000 km, Hawaiki Nui 1 will chart a new, more efficient route northeast of Australia via the Torres Strait – providing greater connectivity, diversity and security between Australasia and South-East Asia. It will also provide the first direct cable link between Sydney and Darwin and from Darwin to Singapore – with branches to Jakarta and Batam. 

Under the partnership agreement, BW Digital and Telin will work together to develop, procure and build Hawaiki Nui 1, which is expected to be ready for service (RFS) in 2027.  

Telin will also act as the Indonesian landing party for the cable. 

“BW Digital is pleased to forge a strategic alliance with Telin to deliver Hawaiki Nui 1 submarine cable and serve the ever-growing capacity requirements between Australia, Indonesia and Singapore,” said Ludovic Hutier, CEO, BW Digital. 

“Hawaiki Nui 1 will support the development of our digital ecosystem in Batam’s Nongsa Digital Park and coupled with the existing Hawaiki cable – linking Sydney, Auckland and the US West Coast since 2018 – offer unparalleled connectivity to customers operating in the Asia-Pacific region.” 

Budi Satria Dharma Purba, CEO, Telin, said: ”In today’s digital landscape, the Asia Pacific region emerges as the epicenter of data center telecommunications traffic growth. Over the next five years, there is a healthy growth in Data Center Capacity across Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Through our partnership with BW Digital and as part of our overall seven systems of ICE subsea cable, we aim to bridge the connectivity gap between Data Centers across these nations and shape the future of the Asia Pacific Subsea Landscape.” 

Headquartered in Singapore, BW Digital develops, builds and operates digital infrastructures in the Asia-Pacific region.  

Established in 2007, Telin provides premium international carrier voice, data services and tailored business solutions in multiple countries and regions. 

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