Singapore businesses will soon have a new network service provider with the launch of network interconnection services from Megaport, a provider of network interconnection services across the region that was founded only in July 2013.
The company has been granted a Facilities-Based
Operator (FBO) Licence by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of
Singapore, allowing Megaport to build and operate telecommunications
infrastructure in the Singapore market.
The initial launch in
Singapore will include the completion of a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
enabled network-as-a-service platform, connecting organisations and
cloud computing providers between major data centres in Singapore.
Future network development phases will see Megaport undertake the substantial
rollout of a large capacity fibre optic cable network. This will provide other
carriers and enterprise clients with access to cost-effective dark
Founded in Australia in
July last year by Australian Internet visionary Bevan Slattery, the
Megaport platform already connects over 100 enterprise and carrier
clients throughout 18 data centres in
has changed the way organisations use and manage information technology
assets. Telecommunications services have to date resisted this change,
attempting to match traditional pricing and long-term contracting models
to the on-demand pay-for-what-you-use nature of cloud services," said
Bevan Slattery, Chief Executive Officer of Megaport.
addresses this mismatch with its innovative and highly competitive
product suite. It now will offer rapidly deployable connectivity options
to major cloud and managed service providers that can be ordered and
configured online - and purchased only for the duration they are
required, whether it be months, weeks or even days and at a fraction of
*Dark fibre refers to connectivity that is not provided by the main telecommunications carriers of a country.