Connecting Australia to South East Asia
Posted on February 02, 2017
Following the announcement of the new connection between Singapore and Australia with the additional path connecting Jakarta, it is estimated by 2019, 30 percent of Australia’s overall international bandwidth will be connected to Asia.
ASC was a key strategic consideration in Vocus’ decision to purchase Nextgen Networks, as it, in combination with Nextgen’s trans-Australian fibre network, creates a fully interconnected, high capacity fibre network owned by Vocus from the East Coast of Australia through to Singapore (via Perth), with direct connectivity into Indonesia.
ASC, combined with Nextgen’s trans-Australian fibre network and Vocus’ capacity on the Southern Cross cable to Los Angeles, provides a competitive alternative route for data traffic from the Indian Ocean region through to North America.
ASC is expected to take approximately 19 months to build, at a cost of US$170m with a completion target by Sept 2018.