ITW 2024: BW Digital and Telin sign MoU for subsea cable

  • BW Digital and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the joint development and construction of the Hawaiki Nui 1 submarine cable system.
  • Hawaiki Nui 1 is the first stage of BW Digital’s submarine cable development programme.
  • With a design capacity of more than 240 Tbps, it will link Australia, Indonesia and Singapore, and include optional branches to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste.

BW Digital and Telin, two telecommunications companies, have signed an MoU to develop the Hawaiki Nui 1 submarine cable system, which will link Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore with a design capacity surpassing 240 Tbps, potentially extending to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Timor Leste.

Efficient connectivity with Hawaiki Nui 1

As per the partnership agreement, BW Digital and Telin will collaborate on the development, procurement, and construction of Hawaiki Nui 1, slated for operational readiness by 2027.

Spanning over 10,000km, the cable system will establish a new route northeast of Australia via the Torres Strait, providing a more efficient and secure connection between major cities in the region. And with a design capacity exceeding 240 Tbps, Hawaiki Nui 1 will offer bandwidth for data transmission, catering to the growing demands of businesses and communities across Australasia and South-East Asia.

Optional branches to the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste will further extend the reach of the cable system, while direct links between Sydney, Darwin and Singapore, with branches to Jakarta and Batam, will foster seamless connectivity and collaboration.

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Empowering digital infrastructure development

Beyond enhancing connectivity, the Hawaiki Nui 1 submarine cable system is poised to drive the development of digital infrastructure projects in the region.

As part of the collaboration, BW Digital and Telin will support the development of the Nongsa Digital Park in Batam. The park will accommodate an 80MW data centre serving businesses, governmental bodies, and communities across the nation and the wider region.

Budi Satria Dharma Purba, CEO of Telin, emphasised the project’s significance in bridging connectivity gaps between data centres across key markets. “Through our partnership with BW Digital and as part of our overall 7 systems of ICE subsea cable, we aim to bridge the connectivity gap between data centres across these nations and shape the future of the Asia Pacific Subsea Landscape,” he said.


Lydia Luo

Lydia Luo, an intern reporter at BTW media dedicated in IT infrastructure. She graduated from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. Send tips to

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