Undersea superhighway: A new 4,600km submarine cable linking Perth to Singapore

Faster access to Facebook, Google and Netflix? A new 4,600km submarine cable linking Perth to Singapore that delivers a minimum capacity of 40 terabytes per second could make this a possibility. The Straits Times plunges in to explore the Australia Singapore Cable system.

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The better reliability and connection speeds that the new submarine cable provides has helped to attract the interest of Internet service providers (ISPs) here and abroad.

The Straits Times understands that several Singapore ISPs, as well as international ones, are in talks to work with Australian communications firm Vocus to use the 4,600km Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) system.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2018, with the headline Faster access to Facebook, Google and Netflix? A new 4,600km submarine cable linking Perth to Singapore. Subscribe