New Cable To Boost Telecoms In PNG, Solomon Islands

New Submarine Cable To Boost Connectivity In Papua New Guinea And Solomon Islands By Fibre-Systems July 5, 2018 Vocus Group and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a contract to deploy the Coral Sea Cable System – a new submarine cable designed to boost international connectivity and provide high speed telecommunications capacity to Papua New [...]

Vocus, Australia Sign AU$137m Subsea Cable Contract

Vocus Scores AU$137m Subsea Cable Contract With Australian Government By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet June 19, 2018 Vocus has been awarded a AU$137 million contract by the Australian government to construct a telecommunications subsea cable system connecting Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. "Awarding the AU$136.6 million contract to delivery partner Vocus is a major [...]

2018-06-19T15:40:06+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , |

Equinix To Connect Vocus Cable In Australia, Singapore

Equinix To Connect Vocus Subsea Cable In Australia And Singapore By Sam Varghese, ITWire June 14, 2018 Interconnection and data centre company Equinix has announced that the Australia Singapore Cable, owned by Vocus, will be accessible in its International Business Exchange date centres in Singapore and six Australian metropolitan cities. The latter will include the [...]

2018-06-14T13:09:29+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Data Centers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Turnbull Confirms Solomon Islands Subsea Cable

Turnbull Confirms Solomon Islands Subsea Cable By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet April 20, 2018 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that a telecommunications subsea cable between the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Australia will go live at the end of 2019. In a joint statement with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela, Turnbull said [...]

Vocus Kicks Off Subsea Cable Laying For ASC

Vocus Kicks Off Subsea Cable Laying For ASC By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet March 28, 2018 Vocus has announced that cable laying has begun on the ASC (Australia-Singapore Cable) project, with the larger portion of the subsea cable system expected to be laid by April 20. The ASC, worth $170 million, will see around 3,000km of [...]

2018-03-29T10:44:39+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , |