BANDUNG-PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL Axiata) together with Vocus Group and Alcatel Submarine Networks have successfully completed the Australia-Indonesia-Singapore Sea Cable Communication System (SKKL) development project, which began construction in December 2017 and was completed in the third quarter of 2018 and immediately utilized early October 2018.
XL Axiata Technology Director, Yessie D. Yosetya said, for XL, the existence of this SKKL would strengthen the existing data network, including to overcome the increase in data traffic in the future and be more flexible in strengthening data networks where traffic continues to increase rapidly.
"Thank God and Thank God, finally this development can be completed at the planned time, this SKKL is also an important infrastructure to be able to overcome the increase in data traffic in the future and complete network redundancy in terms of providing the best service to customers," he said.
According to Yessie, the SKKL that connects Australia and Singapore through Indonesian waters also has a strategic value as the main route to channel traffic from Indonesia to the global network by avoiding earthquake-prone areas.
"If the internet network through Singapore is interrupted, then Internet access from Indonesia to the global network will not be disturbed because it can be transferred through the alternative route, namely through Australia," he explained.
Yessie stated, XL Axiata's strategic steps to join in the construction of the Australia-Indonesia-Singapore SKKL, in accordance with the commitment to provide infrastructure for better global internet access, so that the existence of the new submarine cable is also part of XL's efforts to support the government's vision in encourage the use of digital technology by the Indonesian people through a network of high quality fast internet.
"This Australia-Indonesia-Singapore SKKL provides large capacity connectivity to Singapore and Australia, which reaches 30 TB for the Jakarta-Singapore route, and 20 TB between Jakarta-Perth (Australia). This means that SKKL is able to provide up to 6 times the total capacity the current international network capacity of Indonesia, "he said.
In addition to large capacity and alternative routes in addition to going through Singapore, technically SKKL's superiority can be seen from its specifications, including having 4 Fiber Pairs that provide connection flexibility, 24-hour, 7-day-week and DC monitoring that connects Australia and Singapore. (Parno )