Trident Subsea Cable has contracted Fujitsu Australia to build its planned new Perth to Singapore cable, which will link resource rich Western Australia with Asia.
First reported by telco industry publication Commsday, the deal was announced in Perth overnight.
According to Commsday, the Trident cable will be connected directly to Fujitsu's Perth data centre. Trident also intends to build two data centres in the Pilbara, in Onslow and Karatha.
Earlier this month, Trident chief executive Mark de Kock told iTnews the cable operator intended to run two fibre pairs from City Beach in Perth to a branching unit off Onslow further northwest, and from there, four fibre pairs to Jakarta with rights to two pairs of fibre onwards to Singapore.
In total, de Kock said the two-pair cable would support 80 wavelengths with 100 gigabit per second capacity.
Fundraising to complete the US$400 million financing of the cable is underway. Trident has already secured US$320 million in financing from Chinese backers, and intends to raise the rest from Australian investors.