Home Telecoms & NBN Australia Singapore Cable fully operational from Friday
Australia Singapore Cable fully operational from Friday Courtesy: Vocus Group

The Australia Singapore Cable is now fully operational and is the first carrier-owned cable system that will be a boon to both users and businesses in Australia, the Vocus Group announced on Friday.

A statement from Vocus said the construction of the ASC had taken about two years, after more than five years of planning. A total of 4600 kilometres of cable were laid, at time extending kilometres down to the ocean bed.

The total cost was US$170 million (A$235 million) and more than 60 staff had been involved in getting things up and going, the company added.

The ASC was switched on nine days ahead of its scheduled Friday opening, because of a major disruption on the Sea-Me-We3 submarine cable between Perth and Singapore.

At that time, Vocus said it had initiated an emergency cutover of services that ran on the SMW-3 to the ASC to minimise customer impacts due to the issues with SMW-3.

Vocus Group chief executive and managing director Kevin Russell said on Friday: "This has been a true cross-business effort and brought together people from across the Group – from New Zealand to Sydney, to Perth and into Singapore.

"It has been a mighty effort and today is a landmark day in the way in which Australia connects to Asia and beyond.”

The company said from Friday, the ASC would move to full operational specification to connect the recently-upgraded Australian terrestrial network and offer a significant boost to Australia’s international connectivity capacity.

“The Vocus ASC is now fully operational and has been very successfully supported by industry. We have sold more than 2.5Tbps of capacity, including to a global OTT player, and have an excellent pipeline,” said Russell.

“Today is not just about ASC going live. It’s about a new place for Vocus, to become a significant enabler of the transit of data to the fastest growing data region on the globe and recognises the growing requirements for affordable and trusted connectivity with our closest trading partners in Asia.”

47 REASONS TO ATTEND YOW! 2018

With 4 keynotes + 33 talks + 10 in-depth workshops from world-class speakers, YOW! is your chance to learn more about the latest software trends, practices and technologies and interact with many of the people who created them.

Speakers this year include Anita Sengupta (Rocket Scientist and Sr. VP Engineering at Hyperloop One), Brendan Gregg (Sr. Performance Architect Netflix), Jessica Kerr (Developer, Speaker, Writer and Lead Engineer at Atomist) and Kent Beck (Author Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development).

YOW! 2018 is a great place to network with the best and brightest software developers in Australia. You’ll be amazed by the great ideas (and perhaps great talent) you’ll take back to the office!

Register now for YOW! Conference

· Sydney 29-30 November
· Brisbane 3-4 December
· Melbourne 6-7 December

Register now for YOW! Workshops

· Sydney 27-28 November
· Melbourne 4-5 December

REGISTER NOW!

LEARN HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF A CYBER ATTACK

Australia is a cyber espionage hot spot.

As we automate, script and move to the cloud, more and more businesses are reliant on infrastructure that has the high potential to be exposed to risk.

It only takes one awry email to expose an accounts’ payable process, and for cyber attackers to cost a business thousands of dollars.

In the free white paper ‘6 Steps to Improve your Business Cyber Security’ you’ll learn some simple steps you should be taking to prevent devastating and malicious cyber attacks from destroying your business.

Cyber security can no longer be ignored, in this white paper you’ll learn:

· How does business security get breached?
· What can it cost to get it wrong?
· 6 actionable tips

DOWNLOAD NOW!

Sam Varghese

website statistics

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the sitecame into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

 

Popular News

 

Telecommunications

 

Sponsored News

 

 

 

 

Connect