Vocus Communications | Australia Singapore Cable
July 2018

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

The Vocus Communications Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) is under construction, and will be ready for service in July 2018.

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 November 2017, the ASC is 57% complete. Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) is tasked with constructing and installing the cable system, which is currently being shipped to Singapore in advance of the cable lay. This key milestone will take place in February (Southern section) and March (Northern section) 2018.

Construction milestones already complete: - Cable manufacture - Power feed equipment manufacture - Repeater and branching units manufacture - HDD and land cable duct run
57% 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.

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