11 August 2020

Gear Up and Accelerate Your Global Connection

Posted by Briana from Telin on Aug 11, 2020 11:11:00 AM

Oh no! Is your internet down again? Until now, the telecom sector has been generally optimistic that internet infrastructure would be able to keep up with demand for connectivity.

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started though, the global internet network has been encountering severe traffic issues as people have shifted to remote working and digital entertainment in an effort to avoid personal contact. Just as too many cars on the road create traffic jams, the flood of data on the internet is jamming of the internet at times.

This surge in traffic is literally creating a “traffic jam” on the internet which has slowed down some applications, especially at peak times. Netflix and YouTube even went so far as to downgrade their video-streaming quality in Europe to reduce the strain on networks.

Fortunately, telco companies including Telin are continuously adding connectivity and capacity, while finding ways to tweak existing infrastructure to become more efficient.

Investing in Submarine Cable Networks

The Submarine Cable System Market report upholds the future market predictions related to Submarine Cable System market size, revenue, and production. The Asia Pacific submarine cable systems market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period 2018-2027. Starting in 2017, Telin invested in a major expansion of its submarine cable networks. This is important as more than 99% of all transoceanic data is carried by undersea cables.

As of today, the Telin Internet Global Network (TIXNet) comprises 207,300 kilometers of submarine cable and 59 Points of Presence in 28 countries, enabling Telin to deliver high SLA for 99.5% or more for every type of business starting from SME to Large Enterprise and Carriers. 

Specifically, Telin owns and operates the Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG) backbone connecting Manado-Dumai, Indonesia, which serves as a hub connecting the United States (SEA-US) and the Southeast Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE5) cables. Thus, Telin offers the only route connecting the USA to Asia that does not go through the disruption prone area of South China Sea, Luzon Strait and Japan, where cables frequently experience cutting and breakage.

Increasing Connectivity to Southeast Asia

Home to around 670 million people, Southeast Asia is expected to outperform global markets, becoming the world's fourth-largest economic bloc in the next decade. As such, businesses should consider establishing a strong foothold in this area in order to tap future growth.

Telin’s submarine cable network will play a major role in supporting connectivity for the region as it places Southeast Asia at the centre of its cable systems, thus emphasizing the region’s importance in this integrated global communications network and also improving the region’s connection with the rest of the world. For customers based in Southeast Asia or who have substantial interests in the region, using Telin’s network can be significantly advantageous in terms of achieving lower latency and higher reliability.

Currently, users of Telin’s SEA-US network are able to experience the lowest time delay compared to the existing route, as it only requires three hops to connect from Singapore to the US. Moreover, the SEA-US route directly connects with countries in Western Europe, Middle East, and Central Asia through the Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG) and then to the Western Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia (SEA-ME-WE5) cabling route.

Future Growth

Not resting on its laurels, Telin is currently developing a new cable route, the Southeast Asia–Japan 2 (SJC2), which will be ready by 2021. The SJC2 spans 10,500km, connecting 11 cable landing stations in Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, Korea and Japan, with the Singapore – Hong Kong route of this cable service owned by Telin. The cable features eight fibre pairs, at least 18Tbps of capacity per fiber pair, with initial design capacity of 144 Tbps, which will boost traffic capacity yet further in Southeast Asia.


Telin’s large and diverse submarine cable systems deliver dependable global connectivity to businesses, offering an alternative to the disruption prone routes in seismically active zones such as South China Sea, Luzon Strait, and Japan. Features include:

An Exclusive, Secure & Dedicated Network.
High-quality and reliable point-to-point private connections on our fibre optic network, dedicated for your exclusive use.

Integrated Business Solutions & Architecture.
Operate with confidence anywhere in the world. IPLC / IEPL's versatile architecture seamlessly delivers data, voice and video across prominent cable networks, and can also connect to major data centers in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the United States.

Guaranteed Security & Speed.
Perfect for mission-critical applications with high security and availability, for example financial institutions and technology-based companies.

Cable Diversity.
Telin offers diversity via major cable networks including BSCS, TIS, SMW4, SMW5, AAG, APCN-2, C2C, JUS, TGN-IA, UNITY and SJC and newer cable systems like SEA-US and IGG.

24x7 Support.
Our 24-hour Network Management Team ensures that IPLC / IEPL Service runs smoothly round-the-clock every day.

Scalable Bandwidth for Cost-Effectiveness.
Competitive pricing, low deployment cost and fixed monthly tariffs that can be scaled either in STM-1 to STM-64 increments for IPLC, or in increments of 1 Mbps, 10Mbps, 1Gbps and 10Gbps for IEPL.

Find Out More

Interested in expanding your business in Southeast Asia? Find out more about the advantages that the Telin submarine cable system can give you. Simply email us at marketing@telin.net and we can set up a time to chat about your needs.

Stay safe, stay healthy, keep productive!

Briana from Telin

Written by Briana from Telin

Briana is member of Telin Marketing Team, taking part in a lot of digital marketing aspects, experts in responding to your inquiry and assigning to the right Telin representative.