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StarHub collaborates with Global Switch on Low Latency Data Centre Connect in Singapore

Mon 27 May 2024

Telecommunications service provider in Singapore, StarHub, has collaborated with data centre operator, Global Switch, in Asia-Pacific and Europe on Low Latency Data Centre Connect in Singapore. 

Enabled by Cloud Infinity, StarHub’s hybrid multi-cloud platform, this collaboration will see Low Latency Data Centre Connect network, with ultra low-latency connectivity to Global Switch Singapore’s Woodlands and Tai Seng data centres.

Tai Seng in particular, is recognised as one of the most interconnected data centres in Singapore and a key Asia-Pacific region connectivity hub that boasts a vibrant and ever-expanding ecosystem.

“With Low Latency Data Centre Connect, we aim to offer a purpose-built fibre network with minimal hops and latest state-of-the-art optical technology, supporting mission-critical application sensitive workloads to address users’ latency-sensitive business needs,” said Tan Kit Yong, Head of Enterprise Business Group at StarHub.

The data centre features an advanced fibre network that is fully diverse, ensuring maximum reliability through multiple paths. At the same time, the advanced fibre network is equipped with software-defined network capabilities to rapidly scale and meet the expanding bandwidth requirements of demanding OTT and cloud data services and applications.

This is also coupled with a quantum encryption-ready network that will provide a protected network and robust security against advanced cyber-attacks.

StarHub said through Low Latency Data Centre Connect, Global Switch customers in Singapore will have secure on-demand connectivity to a global network of key data centre ecosystems and submarine cable PoPs for connectivity, making this network a crucial asset for data-intensive operations.

Managing Director at Global Switch Singapore, Terence Teo, said Global Switch’s data centres in Singapore are home to the network PoPs of all major international telecommunications companies.

“Additionally, a number of major submarine cable systems land directly in Global Switch Singapore Tai Seng. Virtually all ISPs, content delivery and hyperscalers are hosted at our two data centres in Singapore. Having Low Latency Datacentre Connect at our sites will enable all other data centres and cable landing stations in Singapore to connect to Global Switch Singapore for access to content and interconnections,” added Teo.

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