International Telecommunication firm Irix has launched a new subsea cable connecting Indonesia to Malaysian Borneo and has completed the development of a Tier-4 data center in Kuching.
Irix, formerly known as PP Telecommunication, launched the Batam Sarawak Internet Cable System (BaSICS) subsea cable.
Irix’s CEO Jonathan Smith said, “Today, we see the next chapter in our story — the launch of our Batam Sarawak Internet Cable System (BaSICS) and our Tier IV data center at Santubong.”
Reportedly the cable will originate from Batam landing station to Kuching in Sarawak and will be 700km or 434 miles long. The system comprises six fiber pairs, each with 8Tbps and a total system capacity of 48Tbps. Irix has picked XL Xiata as its landing partner in Batam.
Besides the cable network launch, the company has also launched a Tier-4 certified facility in Kuching, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo.
Furthermore, the campus includes Cable Landing Station and Intenet Exchange in partnership with Amsterdam IX connected to the Baleh Hydroelectric Dam and is scheduled to be accomplished by 2027.
Talking about Irix’s development in the region, Datuk Julaihi Narawi said, Sarawak’s internet connectivity will get a head edge with Irix’s development, and latency issues and connectivity errors will be minimal.
The company has signed a corporate partnership agreement with local ICT firm Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd for using the infrastructure.