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 alternative routes.

Project Progress

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

Overall Progress

In Progress

Project Milestones

Design finalisation

Lock down of options

From Nov 2016 to Feb 2017

Nov 2016

Feb 2017

Cable manufacture

Lead-time, manufacture, assembly + test

From Mar 2017 to Nov 2017

Mar 2017

Nov 2017

Power Feed Equipment (PFE) manufacture

Lead-time, manufacture, assembly + test

From Mar 2017 to Nov 2017

Mar 2017

Nov 2017

Equipment manufacture

Repeaters and Branching Units

From May 2017 to Nov 2017

May 2017

Nov 2017

Station installation

Perth, Anyer, Singapore

From Dec 2017 to May 2018

Dec 2017

May 2018

HDD and Land Cable Duct Run

Perth, Anyer, Singapore

From Dec 2017 to Mar 2018

Dec 2017

Mar 2018

Ship to sites

Perth, Anyer, Singapore

From Nov 2017 to Feb 2018

Nov 2017

Feb 2018

Cable main lay

2 x vessels

From Feb 2018 to May 2018

Feb 2018

May 2018

Segment commission

2 x vessels

From May 2018 to Jul 2018

May 2018

Jul 2018

The ASC Delivery team

The ASC team have extensive experience successfully delivering submarine networks to the Oil and Gas sector and are one of the most experienced submarine cable project-teams in Australia. Our experienced project-team has made the transition from our successfully completed submarine North West Cable System connecting Darwin to Port Hedland.

Our team has extensive experience:

  • Prior experience working with ASC subcontractors
  • Marine operational compliance
  • Offshore platform construction
  • Permitting
  • NOC integration


Peter Harrison

Project Director

Peter has managed the implementation of the North West Cable System and the Australia Singapore Cable projects.  Previous to that Peter has worked in several senior roles in telecommunications covering engineering, operations, commercial, products and marketing.  Peter spent the early part of his career in Telstra in engineering, project management and product management roles, including a period as head of the customer premises equipment line of business.

Mathew Shields

Technical Lead/Director

Mathew has over 34 years’ experience in telecommunications in Australia and Internationally. Mathew has performed pivotal roles in network transformation, national and global network rollout, network integration and carrier interconnect. Mathew has vast experience and knowledge covering network planning, design, specification and procurement as well as the implementation of large telecommunications projects including long distance fibre builds in remote northern Australia and subsea optical cable systems. Mathew also brings extensive experience in business development including customer engagement and relationship development with Government and large global corporate clients in the resources and oil and gas industry.

Dina Bauman

Project Manager

Having worked in the telco/ ISP/ IT industry for over 20 years, Dina has extensive experience working in various roles including Wholesale Business Development, Product Management / Development and Business Analysis – which has finally lead her to her passion of Project Management which she has now been doing for the past 14 years.  As a certified practicing Project Manager, Dina has primarily worked on telco product development and large network engineering type projects. Dina has direct experience project managing the recent North West Cable system between Darwin and Port Hedland.

Michael de Klerk

Design and Solutions Engineer

Michael has worked in the Telecommunications industry for more than 20 years. Michael brings vast experience in telco project design from initial concept through to completion. Michael provided key technical engineering expertise on SDH and DWDM projects around Australia, and more recently the North West Cable System between Darwin and Port Hedland. Michael also provided Account Management expertise in ITC solutions including Rural and Remote Radio solutions and ATM and Frame Relay based private networks.

David Gibson

Commercial & Contracts Manager

David is responsible for commercial and contracts within the Australia Singapore Cable project. David brings a wealth of telecommunications industry experience, with prior roles including various engineering/commercial roles, Group Product Manager, Head of Marketing & Carrier Relations and Principal Consultant commencing with Telstra, and subsequently Uecomm, Silk Telecom, GQC and UXC.

Greg Neylan

Regulatory, Compliance & Land Access Manager

Greg is responsible for regulatory compliance of the Australia Singapore Cable project, along with all permits and agreements necessary to build the network. Greg has worked within the telecommunications industry for over 25 years, with senior roles in fixed and mobile operators, as well as with the Australian government. Greg brings a broad range of skills and project manager experience to the ASC team.