Matrix Cable System (MCS) is a linear submarine cable that serves Singapore - Jakarta with high speed, high capacity and non-stop quality links. The MCS cable spans approximately 1062km from Singapore to Jakarta, with one active branch in Batam and two additional Branching Units to extend the network to Perth/Australia and to other existing cable or SE Asian destinations. The MCS cable comprises of 4 fiber pair between Singapore and Jakarta and 8 fiber pair between Singapore and Batam, with maximum design capacity of 2.56Tbps. The MCS offers PoP-to-PoP Connectivity between Singapore and Indonesia. Matrix Networks officially launched the Matrix Cable System on August 8, 2008, a day after its Ready for Provisional Acceptance.


System Profile

Cable System:

  • Matrix Cable System, or MCS

Cable Length:

  • 1070 Km,
  • 1062 Km between Singapore and Jakarta

Design Capacity:

  • 2.56 Tbps between Singapore and Jakarta over  4 fiber pairs, each using 64x10 Gbps DWM technology
  • 5.12 Tbps between Singapore and Batam over  8 fiber pairs, each using 64x10 Gbps DWM technology

Lit Capacity:

  • 40 Gbps over Singapore and Jakarta express line
  • 20 Gbps over Singapore-Batam-Jakarta local -looping line
  • 10 Gbps over Singapore and Batam express line

Ready for Service Date:

  • August 8, 2008

Investment Type::

  • Private

Initial Investment:


  • Matrix Networks
  • NAPInfo (PT NAP Info Lintas Nusa)

Landing Stations:

  • Changi, Singapore, Matrix Networks
  • Batam, Indonesia, NAPInfo
  • Jakarta, Indonesia, NAPInfo


  • Tyco Telecom

MCS Cable Route


MCS Network Connectivity

About Matrix Networks Pte Ltd

  • Matrix Networks is a new breed of next-generation international telecommunications company that provides equal and open access to international connectivity via undersea infrastructure in Southeast Asia. Matrix Networks holds a Facility-Based Operator (FBO) license issued by the InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore.