New telecoms alliance to streamline ASEAN cross-border connectivity

New telecoms alliance to streamline ASEAN cross-border connectivity

A group of telcos and data centre providers in Southeast Asia have formed an alliance called ASEAN Connect.One that aims to make it easier for data centres, carriers and OTT players across the region to collaborate on connectivity services.

Initial stakeholders in the alliance include APT Satellite, FPT International Telecom, Interlink Telecom, Neocom ISP, NTC Asia, SEAX Global and Telin. Between them, ASEAN Connect.One has access to over 10,000 km of network infrastructure covering Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the alliance intends to provide clients a standardized suite of services under the ASEAN Connect.One umbrella, which it says will ensure “reliability, scalability, and efficiency in connectivity and data centre management solutions”.

To that end, alliance members will pool their resources and expertise to streamline one-stop shopping, single-end billing and unified operational processes, which it says will reduce installation and maintenance lead times.

This will enable OTT platforms to deliver content more efficiently, ensuring seamless streaming experiences for users across borders, the alliance says. It will also potentially pave the way for innovative content delivery solutions.

“The alliance one-stop shop delivers high SLA with borderless connectivity supported by a suite of fully redundant terrestrial, submarine cable, and satellite networks, promising a short lead time for seamless integration,” the ASEAN Connect.One statement says.


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