SUBCO today announced the final splice of the Oman Australia Cable (OAC) has occurred, marking a major milestone towards completing construction of this important digital infrastructure project.
“I am both excited and somewhat relieved to have achieved final splice on OAC and to see for the first time light travel along the entire continuous optical path all the way between Oman and Australia. Such a great achievement and major milestone toward a more resilient
internet.” said Slattery.
OAC is Australia’s first express undersea cable to EMEA, and represents a critical and overdue pathway of diverse connectivity from Australia to Oman, Europe and beyond.
SUBCO’s Founder Bevan Slattery said “Today too much of our internet traffic is concentrated travelling through routes that represent massive single points of failure, in shallow waters in the worlds most heavily fished and busiest shipping channels of the Malacca Strait and the Andaman and South China Seas. The Oman Australia Cable provides a completely diverse, deep–ocean express route between our two continents.”
Mr Slattery said “More data is flowing across the world than ever before. It’s overdue that Australia had a fast, secure connection to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This is an important piece of the puzzle to improve Australian and international digital resiliency and we
are excited to be just months away from delivering our first services to customers.”
OAC’s final testing and commissioning is now underway with the system expected to be ready for service in September 2022.
Founded by industry veteran Bevan Slattery, SUBCO is a specialist consulting and investment company focusing on assisting the development of submarine cable projects and investing in specialist projects alongside infrastructure investment partners. Previous projects undertaken by the management team include Sydney to Guam Cable (PPC–1), Sydney to Los Angeles (Endeavour & AAG), Singapore to Perth Cable (Indigo West) and Australia’s first transcontinental fibre optic submarine cable (Indigo Central).
SubCom is the leading global partner for today’s subsea data transport requirements. SubCom engineers, manufactures, deploys, maintains, and operates the industry’s most reliable fiber optic cable networks. Its flexible solutions include short–to–ultra–long–haul, offshore oil and gas, scientific applications, and marine services. SubCom brings end–to–end network knowledge and global experience to support on–time delivery and meet the needs of customers worldwide. To date, the company has deployed hundreds of networks and enough undersea cable to circle Earth more than 17 times at the equator.
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