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Press Release -- December 11th, 2023
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RETN Strengthens Asian Connectivity with Third Hong Kong-Singapore Subsea Route

Hong Kong, London, Singapore – December 11, 2023RETN, 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 Operatons, emphasised 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 centres in Asia, RETN’s latest service strengthens the connectivity landscape between key hubs while emphasising 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

About RETN

RETN is one of the fastest growing independent Eurasian network services providers, with unique resources to connect Europe and Asia. In 2023 RETN was awarded the ‘Best Pan-European Carrier’ title, at the Global Carrier Awards. Offering a wide range of connectivity services, such as IP transit, Ethernet & VPN, Capacity, Remote peering to major IXPs, Colocation and Cloud Connect, RETN’s network runs on leading equipment vendors such as Infinera, Juniper and Ciena.

RETN’s unique solution to connect Europe and Asia is built on its own homogenous DWDM and IP/MPLS Network Platform and widely branched land routes, passing through Western Europe, Eastern Europe and up to the border with China and further onwards into Southeast Asia.RETN provides telecommunication services throughout its Eurasian network with short lead times, industry leading uptimes, and multiple layers of redundancy.

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