SubPartners Selects NEXTDC's P1 Facility for APX-West & APX-Central

SubPartners Pty Ltd (SubPartners) is pleased to announce that it has selected NEXTDC’s P1 Data Centre facility as the proposed Cable Landing Station for APX-West and APX-Central and is engaged in detailed technical and commercial negotiations with the NEXTDC team.

The P1 facility is a state-of-the-art Tier III UTI certified Data Centre for design and construction, providing SubPartners with an ideal, secure and reliable facility. P1’s building design, operational capability and extensive space and power capacity enables SubPartners to land both APX-West and APX-Central, simplifying operational activities, including the use of extensive power and communications infrastructure, field staff and back-office functions.

APX-West and APX-Central proposes to deploy the cable head ends in to P1, including the Power Feed Equipment and the principal optical termination equipment requiring up to 50kW of highly available power and cooling. P1 will be the primary interconnection point to access the spectrum and capacity of both systems.

This will mean that the customers of both SubPartners and NEXTDC will have seamless connectivity for domestic, metro and international services. Not only does this increase the connectivity options within the facility, but also to the greater Western Australia region. This will facilitate regional connectivity and significantly enhance international capacity options, therefore increasing reliability and simplifying access.

CEO & Co-Founder of SubPartners, Bevan Slattery, stated that, “NEXTDC’s P1 facility provides a well-managed and highly available Data Centre that will compliment the strengths and advantages of APX-West and APX-Central very well. Using P1 will also help us in maintaining our aggressive project timelines to deliver APX-West and APX-Central.

CEO of NEXTDC, Craig Scroggie, said, “We’re delighted to have SubPartners select us as their landing station partner in Perth. Having these two submarine cable systems terminate in P1, providing direct connectivity solutions between Singapore, Perth and Sydney, will be a significant advantage for our customers. P1 was the most recent of our Data Centre investments to open its doors, and the addition of the SubPartners APX-West and APX-Central cable landing station to our carrier capabilities will enable P1 and Perth to accelerate their importance to the Cloud.”

About APX-West

APX-West is a four fibre-pair system using the latest state of the art ultra-long haul design delivering much needed capability and resiliency to the region. It will connect Perth, Australia to Changi North, Singapore with planned branches to Jakarta, Indonesia and Christmas Island. The system is approximately 4,700km long and has an initial design capacity of up to 32Tbp/s. It is expected to be Ready for Service (RFS) Q3 2016.

About APX-Central

APX-Central is a four fibre-pair system utilising complementary technology to APX-West bringing diversity to trans-Australia connectivity. It will connect Perth to Sydney with planned branches to Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart. The system is approximately 5,300km long and has an initial design capacity of up to 32Tbp/s. It is expected to be Ready for Service (RFS) Q3 2016.

About SubPartners

SubPartners is a dynamic company committed to delivering significant telecommunications infrastructure projects through an innovative model of trusted relationships and partnerships.

Founded by some of the industry’s most experienced and trusted telecommunications entrepreneurs, SubPartners has the relationships, experience and access to funding necessary to take major telecommunications infrastructure projects from concept to reality.


As Australia’s leading Data-Centre-as-a-Service (DCaaS) provider, NEXTDC is revolutionising cloud computing in Australia.

An ASX300 company and the only independent data centre operator with a strategic footprint in all major growth markets in Australia, NEXTDC offers a range of highly flexible, resilient and secure colocation services to corporate, government and IT services companies.

NEXTDC's purpose-built facilities have been designed to address the market's growing appetite for energy efficient carrier-neutral data centres in which organisations can host critical IT infrastructure and selectively source services through their diverse national ecosystem.

NEXTDC is where the cloud lives.

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