Vocus Communications | Australia Singapore Cable

We're building Australia's & Asia's First 40Tbps Sub-sea Network.

The Vocus Communications Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) is under construction.

The ASC is a 4,600km submarine cable system linking Perth, Western Australia, to Singapore, via Indonesia.

The four-pair fibre network will deliver a minimum of 40Tbps of capacity and will offer an approximate 30% reduction in latency from Sydney to Singapore compared to alternative routes.

The ASC, which is solely owned by Vocus Communications, extends the reach of the company’s 21,000km fibre network, delivering connectivity, bandwidth and reliability to consumers and business as the world becomes more data-driven.

As of April 2018, the ASC is 78% complete. Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) is installing the cable system, which is currently being laid by the ASN ship Ile de Batz between Christmas Island and Perth in Western Australia. A second ship, the Ile de Re will start laying the cable between Christmas Island and Singapore from April onwards.

Construction milestones already complete: - Cable manufacture - Power feed equipment manufacture - Repeater and branching units manufacture - HDD and land cable duct run - Main lay (underway)
Project
Status
95% Complete
July 2018 completion target

July 2018

Segment commission.

May 2018

Cable main lay.

May 2018

Station installation.

March 2018

HDD and Land Cable Duct Run.

February 2018

Ship to sites.

November 2017

Equipment manufacture.

November 2017

Power Feed Equipment (PFE) manufacture.

November 2017

Cable manufacture.

February 2017

Design finalisation.

Network
Diagram
Key Features
1
4,600km cable length
2
Approx. 50 repeaters
3
4 Fibre Pairs
(100 Wavelengths per pair)
4
40Tbps total capacity
(100Gbit/s per wavelength)
5
24/7 monitoring
6
DC interconnects in Perth and Singapore