Global connectivity provider Epsilon has expanded its partnership with SEAX (Super Sea Cable Networks), a neutral information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure provider, to strengthen its presence in Southeast Asia.
The expansion enables Epsilon’s customers and partners to connect to Indonesia’s rapidly growing market, as well as between SEAX points of presence (PoP) located in Singapore and Malaysia, according to a company statement. SEAX’s infrastructure connects Southeast Asia with a fiber backhaul network and subsea cable system including the SEAX-1 cable, as well as onward connectivity with over 30 subsea cables across Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. SEAX has license to operate in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
With growing customer demands for connectivity to Indonesia, Epsilon is extending its reach for customers, as well as enabling SEAX’s customers to gain access to an evolving ecosystem via its Network as a Service (NaaS) platform Infiny, the company said.
“Working with SEAX helps us to take our regional connectivity to new places and provide our partners and customers with seamless interconnection between Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia through Infiny,” said Warren Aw, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific at Epsilon. “With the rapid adoption of digital services and application in Southeast Asia, the time is right for us to enable businesses in this region to connect on-demand to the digital infrastructure they need.”
With a population of over 677 million people, Southeast Asia has a booming digital economy and close to 400 million internet users. Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia serve as key markets for Epsilon as demand for network connectivity is driven by the rise in consumption of digital services such as e-commerce and food delivery.
Louis Teng, Chief Executive Officer at SEAX said: “SEAX existing network infrastructure and Infiny’s platform are complementary in nature. This partnership will enable both SEAX and Epsilon to provide our customers with scalable, private, secure, and direct connectivity to a growing ecosystem of data centres, cloud service providers, and internet exchanges and we’re pleased to be able to work hand in hand with Epsilon to value add to both our customers and theirs.”
The bilateral partnership enables SEAX to use Infiny to deliver on-demand connectivity over Epsilon’s global private network, while Epsilon enables high-capacity network services via SEAX’s PoPs located in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.