Cisco and Superloop announced two deployments of up to 400G for 4600km on the INDIGO West cable from Singapore to Australia, and the INDIGO Central cable from Perth to Sydney, featuring a two-fibre pair ‘open cable’ design with new spectrum sharing technology.

Superloop is a new and exciting, independent fibre infrastructure provider designing and operating networks throughout the Asia Pacific region. They are building critical core infrastructure for wholesale carriers and global content providers who require infinitely scalable and reliable capacity, on-demand.

“The INDIGO cable system completes the next stage of our Asia-Pac network infrastructure. We are now the sole operator that owns fibre to buildings in Australia, Singapore and HK, placing it at the forefront of optical fibre connection and transmission technologies. Working with Cisco on the INDIGO cable system was a logical extension of the partnership that helped create our Australian integrated backhaul network to the 121 points of interconnect. We are now truly positioned as the pan-Asia fibre operator to meet growing customer demand across the region,” said Ryan Crouch, Chief Technology Officer of Superloop.

“We are thrilled to work with such a forward-looking company that will leverage our NCS 1004 for their subsea routes. Superloop has now completed a new national backbone for Australia and operates carrier-grade metro networks in Singapore and Hong Kong,” said Bill Gartner, SVP/GM of Optical Systems and Optics at Cisco.

The Cisco NCS 1004 is optimized to maximize capacity with a minimum space and power footprint. At 2RU, the system supports up to 4.8Tbps of client and up to 4.8Tbps of trunk traffic. And in addition to the subsea applications, the NCS 1004 is also well suited for terrestrial long haul deployments as well as metro data centre interconnect applications.

“Every day we are building a network that reaches further and is becoming more advanced. With Cisco as part of our infrastructure, nothing is holding us back,” said Drew Kelton, CEO of Superloop.