Thursday, 19 August 2021 12:46

Vocus repairs Australia Singapore Cable within 13 days

By

The Australia Singapore Cable (ASC), which incurred a cut, has been repaired, with services restored in just 13 days—a process which would normally take months, according to telecommunications company Vocus.

Vocus says the ASC is a fibre cable system with a capacity up to 60 terabits per second (Tbps), stretching 4,600 kilometres between Perth and Singapore, with connections to Christmas Island and Indonesia.

Last 1 August, Vocus reported that the cable was cut off the coast of Perth after a container ship allegedly dropped its anchor in a cable protection zone.

The disruption impacted services passing into and out of Perth, while services between Christmas Island, Jakarta, and Singapore remained operational.

Vocus’ operations command centre, field technicians, and submarine cable maintenance partners were immediately deployed to the Perth cable landing station. The team confirmed a break to the cable approximately 10km off Perth’s coast, at a water depth of 27m.

Vocus IP services and traffic were immediately re-routed where possible, and remained operational as traffic destined for Asia was temporarily routed through Australia’s east coast via Hong Kong and the United States.

Vocus’ engineers optimised traffic out of Perth to Singapore via an alternate cable system.

Vocus engaged with its marine repair partner, SubCom, and deployed its repair vessel, CS Reliance, to start repairs.

After obtaining all the required permits and approvals, the CS Reliance began repairs last 5 August—just four days after the break occurred. Scuba divers and a remotely operated vehicle were deployed to identify both ends of the cable break, and the faulty segment was hauled.

By 9 August, just four days after commencing repairs, the south portion of the break had been spliced, while a section of new cable was laid toward the north end of the break. Bad weather in the region slowed repairs and repair operations resumed last 11 August.

Vocus commenced testing of the cable soon after, and normal services were restored as of 13:36 AEST last 13 August.

From the time the cable was cut on Sunday 1 August to the resumption of normal services, Vocus staff and the crew of the CS Reliance worked continuously throughout turbulent weather to complete the repairs.

Because the CS Reliance was already in the area, repairs were conducted in record time—a major effort that normally would take months was completed in just 13 days.


Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinatrs and campaigns and assassistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

INTRODUCING ITWIRE TV

iTWire TV offers a unique value to the Tech Sector by providing a range of video interviews, news, views and reviews, and also provides the opportunity for vendors to promote your company and your marketing messages.

We work with you to develop the message and conduct the interview or product review in a safe and collaborative way. Unlike other Tech YouTube channels, we create a story around your message and post that on the homepage of ITWire, linking to your message.

In addition, your interview post message can be displayed in up to 7 different post displays on our the iTWire.com site to drive traffic and readers to your video content and downloads. This can be a significant Lead Generation opportunity for your business.

We also provide 3 videos in one recording/sitting if you require so that you have a series of videos to promote to your customers. Your sales team can add your emails to sales collateral and to the footer of their sales and marketing emails.

See the latest in Tech News, Views, Interviews, Reviews, Product Promos and Events. Plus funny videos from our readers and customers.

SEE WHAT'S ON ITWIRE TV NOW!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Kenn Anthony Mendoza

Kenn Anthony Mendoza is the newest member of the iTWire team. Kenn is also a contributing writer for South China Morning Post Style, and has written stories on Korean entertainment, Asian and European royalty, Millionaires and Billionaires, and LGBTQIA+ issues. He has been published in Philippine newspapers, magazines, and online sites: Tatler PhilippinesManila BulletinCNN Philippines LifePhilippine StarManila Times, and The Daily Tribune. Kenn now covers all aspects of technology news for iTWire.com.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments