Hong Kong, London, Singapore – December 11, 2023 – RETN, the international network service provider with unique capabilities to connect Europe and Asia, announces the deployment of its latest link connecting Hong Kong to Singapore via the APG subsea cable.
This marks a pivotal step in RETN’s Asian connectivity, where customer centricity and the importance of redundancy and reliability play the central role. Amidst the backdrop of frequent subsea cable breaks in the region, RETN champions the industry standard by advocating for a minimum of three redundant routes between critical points. As Asia grapples with cable disruptions, RETN’s route not only enhances diversity and lowers latency (35ms) but also promotes a proactive stance toward building resilient network architectures.
Sam Sham, RETN’s Head of Asia operations, emphasized the significance of this strategic expansion, stating, “Southeast Asia is witnessing significant growth and opportunity, with Singapore serving as a major transit hub for all international traffic in the region. This initiative underscores our commitment to meeting the escalating connectivity needs of wholesale and enterprise businesses, ensuring seamless and reliable connectivity solutions amid the challenges posed by cable disruptions.”
Connecting two major financial centers in Asia, RETN’s latest service strengthens the connectivity landscape between key hubs while emphasizing the company’s commitment to setting an industry standard for building a reliable network. The introduction of the new route and expanded services underscores RETN’s leadership in delivering robust, secure, and reliable connectivity solutions. It also serves as a call to the industry, urging a minimum adoption of three redundant routes for optimal network resilience.
New Hong Kong-Singapore Network Route