Telegraph42 announces new data transit route through Asia

10 June 2024

Telegraph42 has announces the unveiling of an alternative data transit route between Frankfurt and Hong Kong which passes through the Balkan regions, the Middle East and Central Asia.

The new ‘Southern Route,’ the first part of the larger of Digital Silk Way Project, is based on high-speed data transfer infrastructure, replacing reliance on existing subsea cable, and resulting in fast and secure, data transfer between Hong Kong and Europe with an initial throughput of up to 1Tbps, but with the guaranteed possibility of very fast channel expansion.

The alternative route provides an extra layer of resilience and protection from physical damage, whether environmental or man-made. The Southern Route lays the foundations of the Digital Silk Road project which Telegraph42 is leading, to create and establish a new connectivity route between Asia and Europe. The Digital Silk Road project is high speed data transfer infrastructure, designed to increase regional connectivity potential and penetration, contributing to economic growth and supporting efforts to build a digital ecosystem in the region. The project will serve to speed up data transfer between Central Asia and Europe.

“The Southern Route offers an extra layer of resilience for all global organisations which rely on the global internet to do business and our company is the only one in the world that has managed to establish an alternative transit route from Frankfurt to Hong Kong.” Sterz continues; “The launch of the commercial operation of this route is one of the elements of our strategy for connecting the Asian markets to the global internet. Over the next two years we will be investing in this route to deliver speeds of several Tbps with a longer-term aim of achieving up to dozens of Tbps,” said Waldemar Sterz, CEO of Telegraph42.

The Southern Route is the product of highly complex negotiations initiated by Telegraph42 over the last 2.5 years, with a consortium of partners in the countries through which the route passes.