Vocus Updating Networks Ahead Of ASC

Vocus Updating Networks Ahead Of ASC By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet January 22, 2018 Vocus has announced that it will be upgrading its core domestic networks infrastructure to deliver an additional 8Tbps of capacity between Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne ahead of its Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) becoming ready for service. "We're expecting immediate network activity when [...]

2018-01-26T11:52:04+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

SEA-ME-WE 3 Down For Second Time In Four Months

By Lightwave December 29, 2017 Vocus has confirmed that the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 3 (Sea-Me-We 3) submarine cable between Perth and Singapore is currently down. The Sea-Me-We 3 submarine cable is down for the second time in four months, and customers can expect to experience increased latency to Asian destinations until the link [...]

2017-12-29T14:20:43+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |

SEA-ME-WE 3 Down, Australia-Asia Traffic Slow

By Richard Chirgwin December 20, 2017 The fragile Sea-Me-We 3 cable that provides one of Australia's primary connections to Asia is out of action and awaiting repair. The break was first announced by Vocus on December 3. At that time, the company's status page said the cut was around 1,126 km from the cable's Singapore [...]

2017-12-22T15:44:50+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , |

Vocus ASC To Support Critical Indonesian IT Infrastructure

Vocus Communications Press Release December 11, 2017 The Vocus Communications Australia Singapore Cable (“ASC”) is to be officially launched in Indonesia today, in an event with its Landing Partner XL Axiata. The event celebrates the strategic and economic opportunities the cable will deliver for Indonesia as a key landing point on the ASC route. Attendees [...]

2017-12-11T11:23:04+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

SEA-ME-WE 3 Submarine Cable Cut Again

By Aaron Tan, Computer Weekly December 4, 2017 The aging SEA-ME-WE 3 submarine cable that links Australia to Southeast Asia was cut for the third time this year, underscoring the urgent need for a more robust connection to support the region’s growing internet traffic. According to reports, the nearly two-decade old SEA-ME-WE3 subsea cable that [...]

2017-12-04T12:52:22+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , |

Vocus To Lay Australia-Singapore Cable In February

By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet November 28, 2017 Vocus Communications has announced passing the halfway point on its Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC) project, with much of the progress so far being done on civil engineering works and manufacturing. The subsea cable system, worth $170 million, will be laid between February and March 2018, head of Vocus International [...]

Vocus Connects North-West Cable System To Ichthys LNG, Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility

By Telecompaper October 19, 2017 Australian operator Vocus has connected its North-West Cable System (NWCS) to the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG Project and Shell's Prelude FLNG facility located off the north-west coast of Australia. The North-West Cable System, recently constructed by Vocus in partnership with Shell and Inpex, comprises 2,100km of submarine cable between Darwin to [...]

2017-10-19T10:37:42+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Offshore Energy|Tags: , , , , , |

Equinix Datacentres Selected For ASC

By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet September 7, 2017 Equinix has announced that its International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentres will be used for Vocus Communications' Australian-Singapore Cable (ASC) submarine cable system in Melbourne and Sydney. The ASC will join other cable providers already present within Equinix's IBX datacentres in Sydney, and will be the first with a [...]

2017-09-07T09:39:45+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , |

SEA-ME-WE 3 Submarine Cable Suffers Break

By Sara K. Madden, Lightwave August 31, 2017 Vocus has confirmed a break in the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 3 (Sea-Me-We 3) submarine cable between Perth and Singapore. The Sea-Me-We 3 submarine cable is currently down, and until the link is restored, customers can expect to experience increased latency to Asian destinations, Vocus says. [...]

2017-09-01T12:15:49+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , |

ASC To Go Live Mid-2018 As Vocus Announces AU$1.5b Net Loss

By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet August 23, 2017 Initially planned to launch in September next year, Vocus said that despite adding a spur to Christmas Island, the subsea cable will be ready to go live in less than a year, ahead of competitor cable systems Indigo and Trident. "We've been able to achieve the earlier date through condensing the [...]

2017-08-25T13:19:37+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , |