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

The ASC is a new submarine cable system linking Australia to Singapore is underway and will be ready for service July 2018.

The Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) is a 4,600km submarine cable system linking Singapore to Perth, Western Australia, 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 existing routes. The cable is now under construction, with an estimated completion date in July 2018.

The Project So Far

The Australia Singapore Cable has contracted with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to commence the construction of the cable with a completion target set for August 2018. The ASC project has now commenced construction of the system.

Pre-construction milestones complete:

  • Full marine survey
  • Key permits obtained in all jurisdictions
  • Indonesian landing party under contract
  • Cable system supply agreement reached (CIF)
  • Full project due diligence report complete
  • Experienced Submarine Project Team

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
    (100 Gbit/s per wavelength)
  5. 24/7 monitoring
  6. DC interconnects in Perth and Singapore

ASC System Details

The ASC cable system is based on repeated 100G technology using Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) in the 1550nm window.

The cable system will we supplied and installed by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) and will include:

  • ASN's OALC-4 submarine cable featuring strong protection against external aggression for its steel vault structure and armoured protection
  • High performance D+ fibre with large core area
  • Highly reliable repeaters designed for wide-band WDM applications with built-in supervisory system allowing amplifier input and output monitoring.

ASC will utilise ASN's new ‘1620 SOFTNODE Submarine Line Terminal’ equipment providing:

  • High traffic availability through redundancy of key components
  • Large capacity and compact size
  • High performance 100Gb/s advanced coherent line interfaces
  • Software configurable client interfaces supporting various services.

The ASC system will also use:

  • Highly reliable and duplicated DC power feeding equipment with single end feeding capability
  • State-of-the-art Submarine Network management accessible from all terminal stations and the NOC for preventive and corrective maintenance, including wet plant fault localisation
  • A robust Data Communication Network (DCN) featuring protection against wavelength failure and cable break.

Key Partners