RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. (RTI) has selected Equinix Equinix IBX data centers to terminate its Japan-Guam-Australia cables, Australia,Japan-Guam-Australia South Cable System (JGA South) connecting Sydney and Guam with termination into Equinix SY4 IBX in Sydney and with a branch to Australia’s Sunshine Coast, and Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System (JGA North) connecting Tokyo and Guam with termination into Equinix TY2 IBX in Tokyo.

JGA cables termniate at Equinix IBX
JGA cables termniate at Equinix IBX, Source: RTI


RTI’s transpacific cable systems will further enhance and contribute to the expansion of communications networks from the Asia-Pacific region and Australia, thereby improving network redundancy, ensuring reliable communications and expanding onward connectivity options in Guam. With direct access to JGA South and JGA North in Australia and Japan, Equinix provides its customers with the ability to connect and expand business in both Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

JGA South has an initial design capacity of 36 Tbps, and JGA North has 24Tbps, two cables are interconnected at GNC cable landing station in Guam. JGA cables empower unrivaled scalability that will seamlessly interconnect Equinix’s campuses in Sydney and Tokyo, provides quick connectivity across Equinix's campuses for large scale demands over the fastest path between Sydney and Tokyo.

The next-generation design of cable landing stations is evolving to take advantage of economics and technology. Equinix will manage the cable landing station for the JGA South and JGA North subsea cable systems directly in Equinix IBX data centers. This new POP-to-POP concept holds the potential for cost savings and an increase in performance to the operators of the cable system.

Equinix SY4 IBX also house Hawaiki Cable.