Officially put into service in September 2018, the ASC was designed, built, and is solely operated by Vocus. It stretches 4,600km between Perth and Singapore, with connections to Christmas Island and Indonesia, and provides an alternate and direct high-capacity route to Asia Pacific, as well as alternate connections to Europe and the United States.
Before the launch of the ASC, Australia’s international telecommunications infrastructure was heavily focused on submarine cable landings located on the east coast of Australia.
The ASC offers significant capacity and performance, including a low-latency route from Sydney to Singapore when used in conjunction with our terrestrial network in Australia. On the ASC, we can provide unprotected or protected options in speeds from 10Gbps to 100Gbps.
Today, the ASC provides a critical level of redundancy to Australia’s fibre infrastructure and the data flows it provides for government, business, and consumers across the country.
The ASC comprises four fibre pairs, with 100 wavelengths per pair.
The ASC delivers secure, reliable capacity up to 60Tbps.
The ASC is monitored 24x7 by our Operations Command Centre facility located in Melbourne.