Vocus Adds Hawaiki Capacity, Upgrades Network

Vocus Rolls Out Network Upgrades, Adds Hawaiki Capacity By CIO New Zealand September 4, 2019 Vocus has added substantial volume of Hawaiki cable capacity to its network, and invested millions in network upgrades. Mark Callander, chief executive of Vocus NZ and Wholesale and International Australia, says the Hawaiki deal strengthens the company’s network and complements [...]

2019-09-05T13:37:28-04:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Coral Sea Submarine Cable Lands in Sydney

Coral Sea Cable Lands in Sydney By Radio New Zealand August 28, 2019 A fibre optic cable linking Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands to Australia is being laid on a Sydney beach this morning. Today's landing of the 4700-kilometre long cable at Tamarama Beach will be / has been overseen in a ceremony attended [...]

2019-08-28T09:59:05-04:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Vodafone Calls for Price Cuts on Tasmanian Cables

Vodafone Calls for Price Cuts on Tasmanian Subsea Cables By Ry Crozier, ITNews August 21, 2019 Vodafone has made a play for lower internet transmission costs to and from Tasmania by asking the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to review premiums currently chargeable on the route. The call for a review was made in a [...]

2019-08-23T10:46:03-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Coral Sea Cable Installed in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

A 4,700km Coral Sea Cable System Is Installed in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands By Abigail Opiah, Data Economy July 16, 2019 Internet service provider firm Vocus Group has announced that the 4,700km Coral Sea cable system it constructed has now been installed at the landing sites at both Papua New Guinea and the [...]

ASC System Operating at 50% More Capacity, Says Vocus

ASC System Operating at 50% More Capacity, Says Vocus By Sam Varghese, ITWire July 12, 2019 The Vocus Group says its Australian Singapore Cable system is now operating with a total capacity of 60Tbps, 50% more capacity than when it launched. The ASC system was switched on in September 2018, nine days ahead of its [...]

2019-07-12T10:47:01-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , |

Vocus Group Proposes Timor-Leste Link to NWCS Cable

Vocus Group Proposes Timor-Leste Link to NWCS Cable By Telecompaper March 6, 2019 The quality and price of internet access in Timor-Leste will only improve if the country reduces supply costs by building a submarine fibre optic cable. So said Michael Auckland, the national director of Australia's fourth largest telecom company Vocus Group. Speaking to [...]

2019-03-06T14:07:33-04:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Vocus Turns On ASC Early After SEA-ME-WE 3 Outage

Vocus switches on Australia Singapore Cable early following SMW-3 outage By Telecompaper September 5, 2018 Australian operator Vocus Communications has confirmed that its Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) has been put into early service following a major service disruption on the Sea-Me-We 3 (SMW-3) submarine cable between Perth and Singapore. To minimise customer impacts due to [...]

2018-09-06T10:02:49-04:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

Vocus Indicates Possible Sea-Me-We 3 Cable Fault

Vocus indicates possible cable fault in Sea-Me-We 3 between Perth and Singapore By Nico Arboleda September 4, 2018 Vocus said that an international circuit between Perth to Singapore has failed, revealing that it is being investigated by a local carrier. The network operator said there may be a cable fault on submarine telecommunications cable Sea-Me-We [...]

2018-09-04T13:27:51-04:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Vocus Switches On ASC Subsea Cable System

Vocus Switches On ASC Subsea Cable System By Corinne Reichert August 29, 2018 Vocus has announced switching on its $170 million Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC), with the telecommunications submarine cable system to be ready for service as of September 14. Until then, Vocus is "finalising its testing phase", according to new CEO Kevin Russell. "The Australia [...]

2018-08-29T10:18:42-04:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Vocus Completes Australia Singapore Cable Laying

Vocus Completes Australia Singapore Cable Laying By Chris Duckett, ZDNet July 23, 2018 The Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) has been laid, with the final splice made to the south east of Singapore, and is moving into "full configuration" mode, Vocus announced on Monday morning. CEO and managing director Kevin Russell hailed the work of his [...]