According to the Guidelines on Deployment of Submarine Cables into Singpaore issued by the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) in August 2010, all new submarine cable systems can only be deployed to three designated landing sites in Singapore, namely the Changi North landing site, the Tanah Merah landing site, and the Tuas landing site, and each landing site is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Singapore is a hub in the submarine networks for connections from East Asia to South Asia, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean, and Europe regions, and vice versa. There are 15 submarine cable systems landed in Singapore, with a total potential bandwidth capacity of 56.1 Tbps as of June 2010.
MSC Changi Cable Landing Station is located at the JTC's North Changi Industrial Estate, ensuring Industrial Grade Building and sufficient power to support the need of the landing station. Situated in Singapore's North Changi Main Cable Corridor, MCS Singapore Beach Manhole is protected by the government and Singapore Port Authority. The MSC Changi Cable Landing Station is now the terminal station for the MCS (Matrix Cable System), a 1055km optic fiber submarine cable connecting Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia.