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Australia Singapore Cable fully operational, with significant industry support
Australia Singapore Cable fully operational, with significant industry support
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Vocus’ infrastructure helps secure Australia’s digital future
Vocus’ infrastructure helps secure Australia’s digital future
Vocus’ commitment to infrastructure that will secure Australia’s digital future was the focus of a Canberra parliamentary briefing, hosted by company Chairman Bob Mansfield AO.
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Vocus ASC Ready for Service on 14 September 2018
Vocus ASC Ready for Service on 14 September 2018
With the flick of a switch, Vocus Communications $US170m Australia Singapore Cable was today connected to the company’s terrestrial network.
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The Australia Singapore Cable Lay is Complete
The Australia Singapore Cable Lay is Complete
The cable laying phase of the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) system is complete, with the final splice having been completed south-east of Singapore.
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An ASC Technology Tour de Force
An ASC Technology Tour de Force
Putting a cable on the ocean floor and connecting it up might seem like a simple exercise, but that certainly is not the reality.
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The Science of Laying Submarine Cables
The Science of Laying Submarine Cables
Submarine cable laying is unlike other offshore engineering projects – it’s a profession in its own right.
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Australia Singapore Cable Landed at Anyer, Indonesia
Australia Singapore Cable Landed at Anyer, Indonesia
The Ile de Re will now make its way to Singapore where it will end its ASC journey by completing the final splice, joining the ASC cable end to end.
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Vocus Australia Singapore Cable Main Lay Progress
Vocus Australia Singapore Cable Main Lay Progress
Cable loading has been completed and the ship is now making its way to Christmas Island, where it will begin the task of laying the northern section of the ASC.
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ASC Repeater Dedications
ASC Repeater Dedications
Tradition is alive and well on the ASC project, with the 50 repeaters being dedicated to key people and partners who’re helping bring the project to life.
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Australia Singapore Cable Building Work Begins
Australia Singapore Cable Building Work Begins
Ile de Batz will lay the cable from near Christmas Island to Fremantle, near Perth in Western Australia, while Ile de Ré is laying 1,600km of cable in shallow water between Singapore and Christmas Island.
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Maximising submarine cable performance
Maximising submarine cable performance
Submarine line terminating equipment is the most important technology in an international cable network like the ASC, and is also the part of cable technology that sees the most change over time.
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Cable ships en route to key sites in advance of main lay
Cable ships en route to key sites in advance of main lay
Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) completed the loading of the ASC’s 4600km of cable and 50 repeaters which were manufactured in Calais, France
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Submarine cable security
Submarine cable security
There are more than 400 undersea telecommunications cables connecting the world. Every few days one of them is cut.
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Vocus readying terrestrial network in advance of Australia Singapore Cable RFS
Vocus readying terrestrial network in advance of Australia Singapore Cable RFS
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First Marine Stage Completes with Singapore Cable Landing
First Marine Stage Completes with Singapore Cable Landing
Contractors winched the Singapore end of the ASC cable to shore in December.
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Introducing the Great Southern Route
Introducing the Great Southern Route
When the ASC opens for business in July 2018 it will open the door for a new strategic data route. The Great Southern Route (“GSR”) will connect South East Asia to North America via Australia.
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Vocus ASC Set To Support Critical Indonesian Information Infrastructure
Vocus ASC Set To Support Critical Indonesian Information Infrastructure
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The Centre of Australia's Internet Universe Shifts West
The Centre of Australia's Internet Universe Shifts West
In the past most of Australia's international data traffic flowed to and from the US West Coast. The focus has changed; the centre of the Internet universe has shifted.
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Sea-Me-We 3 Outage Highlights Need For New Cable
Sea-Me-We 3 Outage Highlights Need For New Cable
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ASC Hits Project Mid-point
ASC Hits Project Mid-point
Building work on the ASC has now passed the halfway point, reaching a number of critical milestones.
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Design & Construction Progressing on the LCDR
Design & Construction Progressing on the LCDR
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Australia Singapore Cable on Schedule for Early Delivery
Australia Singapore Cable on Schedule for Early Delivery
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ASC Beach-Head in Singapore Now Under Construction
ASC Beach-Head in Singapore Now Under Construction
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ASC Cable Asset Now Rolling off the Production Line
ASC Cable Asset Now Rolling off the Production Line
In May, ASC successfully concluded its final Technical and Engineering Design Review
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ASC Project on Target - Final Design Completed, Cable Manufacture Commences
ASC Project on Target - Final Design Completed, Cable Manufacture Commences
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4600km submarine cable linking Asia and Australia commencing construction
4600km submarine cable linking Asia and Australia commencing construction
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ASC achieves full permitting
ASC achieves full permitting
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New submarine cable to link Perth & Singapore
New submarine cable to link Perth & Singapore
The ACMA has granted a non-protection zone permit to lay submarine cable off the coast of Perth.
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