Singapore's Vocus has announced that it will launch the Australian-Singapore Submarine Cable System ASC two weeks in advance to transfer customers from the SEA-ME-WE3 (SMW3) submarine cable, which has experienced a “significant service disruption” between Singapore and Perth.
Although ASC is still in the final testing phase after its launch, Vocus Chief Technology Officer Simon Smith approved the early activation service on Wednesday, and engineers will continue to work "full operation" by September 14.filling gel for optical fiber cable
“After consulting our team for final testing, we believe ASC is ready to provide reliable and efficient services to mitigate the impact of SMW3 disruptions,” Smith said. water blocking yarn
“Although we have announced that ASC is ready for operation on September 14th, our first priority is to ensure that our customers continue to get the connections they need. The SMW3 outage forced us to put them into operation in advance, but fortunately, the ASC's testing is ahead of schedule, and we are confident enough to allow ASC to provide services in advance." hot application filling gel
According to reports, the $160 million 4600-km ASC submarine cable system is designed to provide at least 40 Tbps of speed in four fiber pairs, aiming to "provide the latest, fastest and most direct route into Asia." PVC pellets
It is reported that ASC completed the laying in July, Vocus said that it has sold 2.5Tbps capacity on the submarine cable system to date, including "the world's major OTT customers." Earlier this week, Vocus also announced that it will work with the Northern Territory Government to build a submarine cable connecting Darwin with the Tiwi Islands in northern Australia, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. filling compound for optical fiber cable