Australia Singapore Cable on Track, Cable Design Completed

Posted on April 06, 2017

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Vocus Group Limited and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Nokia, have finalised contractual documentation and technical specifications for the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) project.

This marks a major ASC project milestone and enables the system to move into full manufacturing mode at the ASN facility in Calais, France.

The design confirms a four (4) fibre pair system which incorporates:

•    A minimum 40Tbps of system capacity;
•    A Branching Unit allowing for future connection of the trunk system to the existingy

Vocus cable landing at Port Hedland in Western Australia;

•    A branch to Anyer providing a high capacity 150x100Gbps per fibre pair between Indonesia and Singapore; and
•    Additional cable armouring in the Java Sea to provide increased protection and assurance over competing systems.

Welcoming the final network specifications for ASC, Geoff Horth CEO of Vocus said: “We believe that the four fibre pair configuration establishes a major technical advantage over lower fibre count systems due to the underlying flexibility and reliability of this solution.”

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