Australia Singapore Cable on Track, Cable Design Completed
Posted on April 06, 2017
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.”