HyalRoute is the leading provider of shared communication fiber network in Emerging Asia.
Our Vision—‘‘One Region, One Network, One Provider’’
Our vision is to create the first and largest pan-regional, independent, customer-neutral, and shared fiber network platform in Emerging Asia.
Fiber communications networks are the cornerstone of the digital age. Our mission is to leverage the principles of fiber network sharing to build the first and largest pan-regional, independent, customer-neutral, communications fiber network platform in Emerging Asia, to enable countries within Emerging Asia to accelerate the digitalization and development of their communications industries in a cost- and time-effective manner, and to achieve our vision of creating ‘‘One region, one network, one provider.’’
We have designed, constructed, and own and operate, the largest independent, customer-neutral, shared fiber network platform in the fast-growing markets of Myanmar and Cambodia, and the only such network of scale in Emerging Asia. We primarily generate revenues from the sale and leasing of fiber within this platform to a diverse range of customers. Additionally, as a member of the Asia-Africa-Europe-1, or AAE-1, submarine cable network consortium, we are able to connect our platform to international gateways and provide our customers with direct access to international connectivity. By providing direct access to international connectivity capabilities, and offering certain value-added services to our customers, our platform provides a ‘‘one-stop’’ solution for domestic fiber optic cable customers and international bandwidth customers in Myanmar and Cambodia.
We plan to expand our existing fiber networks within Myanmar and Cambodia, as well as into other countries in Emerging Asia with similar market characteristics, and to continue to invest in new international connectivity opportunities. We believe our expansion activity will strengthen our domestic and international capabilities, helping us to realize our vision of ‘‘one region, one network, one provider’’ through our creation of a unified regional network that improves domestic and international connectivity throughout Emerging Asia.
We undertake the overall planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of shared fiber networks and provide customer-neutral access to our networks through the sale and leasing of fiber within these networks to communication service providers. By accessing our shared fiber network, our customers are able to avoid self-building their own network and to more efficiently allocate their resources to their core businesses.
Specifically, we provide our customers with access to the following products and services:
1. Nationwide backbone networks, which interconnect urban and rural areas across a country and provide a path for the long-haul exchange of data;
2. Metro duct networks, which connect local area networks within the same metropolitan area to each other, thereby making the 'last mile' network access shorter for our customers;
3. Bandwidth within submarine cable networks, which are comprised of cables laid in the sea bed between land-based stations and carry communication signals across stretches of ocean, and which includes access to the AAE-1 landing station in Cambodia, which we exclusively own and operate as the AAE-1 Cambodian landing party;
4. Colocation services within our colocation facilities, located at important nodes in our network, which may be rented to customers to host their optronic equipment, servers, and other supporting hardware;
5. Maintenance services, comprised of a 24/7 preventive and recovery system dedicated to ensuring our networks’ performance and reliability.
Our Terrestrial Fiber Network
We design, build, own, operate and maintain dark fiber networks in Myanmar and Cambodia on a nationwide scale. These networks consist of physical fiber cables (substantially all of which are housed underground), underground ducts, and colocation facilities.
Nationwide Backbone Network
Our nationwide backbone networks constitute the foundation of our national fiber network infrastructure in Myanmar and Cambodia by connecting rural areas to urban cities, interconnecting metro duct networks, and connecting urban centers to submarine cable networks. Substantially all of the fiber optic cables within these networks are located underground; Of these underground cables, a significant majority are buried under public land, primarily alongside national and provincial roads. By burying our fiber optic cables throughout Myanmar and Cambodia, we have created nationwide backbone networks of scale in these countries and are able to provide our customers with substantial coverage in the primary areas in these countries.
Metro Duct Network
Substantially all of the fiber optic cables in our metro duct networks are buried underground in metro ducts, which are primarily located under public land and along major roads in major cities. Such networks extend the connectivity provided by the submarine and/or nationwide backbone networks in Myanmar and Cambodia to and through the urban centers and metropolitan areas of these countries. Our ducts are underground, located in manholes and form the underground passageways that house our underground fiber optic cables in metropolitan areas. As our ducts are larger than usual, we can insert and house more than 1000 cores into ducts.
Our Submarine Cable Networks
To provide our existing and future customers with access to international connectivity, we joined the AAE-1 consortium and are therefore a co-owner of the AAE-1’s 25,000 route km submarine cable. As the Cambodia landing party within the AAE-1 consortium, we solely own and operate the AAE-1 landing station in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We have connected our terrestrial cables to this landing station and, in line with our provision of customer-neutral networks, our landing station utilizes a neutral access platform so that other providers and/or customers of ours can connect their networks directly to our landing station as well.
PLCN ( is expected to be completed in 2019)
To further supplement our ability to provide access to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, we have purchased three Tbps of bandwidth along the PLCN, an approximately 13,000 route km submarine network cable which, once completed, will serve as the first direct fiber link between Hong Kong and the U.S.
Our Network Design
We have designed and constructed our fiber networks in Myanmar and Cambodia utilizing construction and design methodologies which we believe
(i) are state-of-the-art and industry-leading;
(ii) enhance the reliability and redundancy of our networks;
(iii) provide a platform for value-added services, such as colocation services;
(iv) facilitate our ability to provide access to intra-regional and global connectivity through submarine cable networks.
Our fiber networks in each of Myanmar and Cambodia comply with certain rigorous construction and other standards prescribed by the ITU, the specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for issues concerning ICT. The quality of the fiber utilized within our networks also complies with most of the ITU’s standards with respect to raw material quality.
Reliability and Redundancy
As compared to cables located in aerial networks, substantially all of the fiber optic cables in our network have relatively lower maintenance costs, significantly longer useful lives, are less susceptible to damage as they are less likely to be exposed to the elements, experience less transmission losses, and provide higher quality data transmissions. Our networks are is also ring-protected, which means that we have incorporated layers of redundancy into our networks, to better ensure network availability in the event of a network device or path failure or unavailability.
Installation of Interconnection Nodes to Provide Value-Added Services
We have designed our networks to be customer-neutral and compatible with different customers who need to interact with numerous network architectures and technologies to provide services to their customers. Therefore, our customers can purchase or lease fiber within our network and, with minimal reconfiguration effort, if any, begin to utilize their fiber and transmit data through our fiber optic cables.
To facilitate our ability to provide our customers with fast, economically-bundled, secured and efficiently-routed international and intra-regional connectivity, we have designed our fiber networks to integrate with, and connect to, various submarine cable platforms. For example, we solely own and operate the AAE-1 landing station in Cambodia and therefore control midstream or downstream providers’ direct access to the AAE-1 network through Cambodia. We have connected our terrestrial cables to this landing station and, in line with our provision of customer-neutral networks, our landing station utilizes a neutral-access platform so that other providers and/or customers of ours can connect their networks directly to our landing station as well. Additionally, our networks are equipped to directly connect to the AAE-1 landing station in Myanmar, on which we have sufficient bandwidth storage allocated and ready for sales or leases to customers. Furthermore, our fiber network in Cambodia extends to all three of Cambodia’s neighboring countries—Laos, Thailand and Vietnam—while Myanmar’s fiber network extends to all five of Myanmar’s neighboring countries, Laos, Thailand, China, Bangladesh and India.