The ASC Cable

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During Submarine Networks World 2017 we caught up with Luke Mackinnon, Head of Vocus International at Vocus Communications who told us about their plans to bring additional connectivity into Western Australia from Singapore.  Called the Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC for short), this 4,600Km system will comprise a four fiber pair system that will incorporate a minimum of 40 Tbps of total …

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Interview with Luke Mackinnon, Vocus Communications

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International connectivity to Perth has long been subjected to the vulnerability of the SEA-ME-WE 3 cable, as the sole subsea cable serving Perth from overseas via Singapore. Despite attempts by several cable projects all vying to build on the Perth-Singapore route and provide some much-needed diversity and increased reliability, many have struggled with getting in capital over the past years, …