Latest ASC News
Posted on 14 September, 2018
Posted on 12 September, 2018
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.
Posted on 29 August, 2018
With the flick of a switch, Vocus Communications $US170m Australia Singapore Cable was today connected to the company’s terrestrial network.
Posted on 23 July, 2018
The cable laying phase of the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) system is complete, with the final splice having been completed south-east of Singapore.
Posted on 27 June, 2018
Putting a cable on the ocean floor and connecting it up might seem like a simple exercise, but that certainly is not the reality.
Posted on 17 May, 2018
Submarine cable laying is unlike other offshore engineering projects – it’s a profession in its own right.
Posted on 11 May, 2018
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.
Posted on 18 April, 2018
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.
Posted on 10 April, 2018
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.
Posted on 28 March, 2018
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.
Posted on 22 February, 2018
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.
Posted on 13 February, 2018
Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) completed the loading of the ASC’s 4600km of cable and 50 repeaters which were manufactured in Calais, France
Posted on 02 February, 2018
There are more than 400 undersea telecommunications cables connecting the world. Every few days one of them is cut.
Posted on 22 January, 2018
Vocus is in the process of upgrading core domestic infrastructure to support early customer demand for the ASC.
Posted on 18 January, 2018
Contractors winched the Singapore end of the ASC cable to shore in December.
Posted on 20 December, 2017
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.
Posted on 11 December, 2017
The Australia Singapore Cable is to be officially launched in Indonesia today, in an event with its Landing Partner XL Axiata.
Posted on 06 December, 2017
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.
Posted on 04 December, 2017
Vocus says this weekend’s Sea-Me-We 3 Cable outage highlights the need for international diversity and a new cable system.
Posted on 27 November, 2017
Building work on the ASC has now passed the halfway point, reaching a number of critical milestones.
Posted on 31 August, 2017
The ASC project's Singapore Land Cable Duct Run (LCDR) construction is progressing well.
Posted on 25 August, 2017
Vocus confirmed that the build of the ASC is to be delivered ahead of schedule.
Posted on 20 July, 2017
ASC has commenced the construction of the critical on-shore network components.
Posted on 05 July, 2017
In May, ASC successfully concluded its final Technical and Engineering Design Review
Posted on 06 April, 2017
Vocus and ASN have finalised the contractual documentation for the Australia Singapore Cable system.
Posted on 06 December, 2016
Australia Singapore Cable announced today that it has executed a binding agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN).
Posted on 14 September, 2015
ASC is now fully permitted to operate the Singapore to Western Australia (via Indonesia) submarine cable.