Readying our Terrestrial Network for the Australia Singapore Cable
Posted on January 22, 2018
Vocus Communications is in the process of upgrading our core domestic infrastructure to support the early customer demand for Australia Singapore Cable (“ASC”), as the project’s ready for service date draws closer.
The planned upgrade is designed to deliver an additional 8TBps of capacity across the country, predominantly between Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
“We’re expecting immediate network activity when the ASC is ready for service,” says Vocus Head of International Luke Mackinnon, “so this upgrade is critical to ensuring we keep ahead of demand and continue to provide the most advanced and intelligent network for our customers.
“The ASC project includes two new POPs in Singapore, replacing the existing POP. It will also add diversity and multiple hand off options, in Equinix SG1/SG3 and STT/Globalswitch. An entirely new POP for Christmas Island is a first for Vocus and will deliver the island’s first ever terrestrial connection providing massive capacity uplift for the community.”
The ASC team is currently attending the PTC Conference in Hawaii, meeting customers and securing further orders in advance of RFS. A number of agreements are already in place with key customers.