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HSPnet is offering wholesale terabit services using Ciena gear

Ciena announced that Indonesian internet services and integrated network access provider PT Parsaoran Global Datatrans (a.k.a. HSPnet) launched high-capacity services of up to 6 Tbps on two fibre cable systems using Ciena gear earlier this year.

According to a Ciena release, the vendor collaborated with HSPnet and Ciena partner Terrabit Networks to deploy Ciena's WaveLogic AI-powered 6500 platform on the B3JS and BDMCS cable systems. The B3JS subsea cable connects Jakarta and Singapore via Bangka, Bintan and Batam, while the BDMCS cable connects Batam, Dumain and Medan.

The platform – which went live on both systems in January 2024 – enables HSPnet to offer 100G to 400G wavelength services to its Tier 1 and Tier 2 Indonesian telco customers. Ciena said its 6500 platform also provides power and space efficiency benefits, enabling HSPnet to reduce energy consumption.

Jamie Jefferies, VP and GM for Ciena International, said the upgrade will help HSPnet’s wholesale customers support cloud and edge computing applications, secured AI workloads and low-latency data center interconnect (DCI) applications.

“By increasing its network capacity on these critical routes connecting key economic hubs in ASEAN, HSPnet is well-positioned to provide seamless data exchange and enable business competitiveness on a global scale,” he said.

Daniel Simanjuntak, technical and operations director at HSPnet, said the Ciena upgrade not only provides a reliable and fast connectivity alternative to its customers, but also future-proofs the network to meet additional capacity needs over time.

“With the go-live of our transmission routes on B3JS and BDMCS, we’re on an upward trajectory to become the main backbone network operator in Indonesia with very strong internet network services,” he said.