RELEASE - 2 MARCH 2021
OMAN AUSTRALIA CABLE (OAC) TO EXTEND BRANCH INTO COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS
Brisbane, Australia 2 March, 2021 – SUB.CO today announced the Oman Australia Cable will be extending a branch into Cocos (Keeling) Islands to provide greater internet connectivity to the Australian Territory for the first time.
Cocos (Keeling) Islands is located 3,000km north-west of Perth and is Australia’s western most territory. The Islands are strategic outposts for various government services including weather and border protection.
Bevan Slattery, founder of SUB.CO said, “One of the greatest parts of building long-haul submarine systems is the ability to help interconnect other small territories to low-latency, reliable internet connectivity that submarine cables provide. Being able to assist connect Cocos to OAC is a passion project and a great demonstration of how major telecommunication infrastructure projects can also benefit remote communities.”
Natasha Griggs Administrator, Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands welcomed the extension of OAC into the remote island territory. “Securing submarine cable capacity at Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a real win for the residents and business and an important long-term investment to deliver critical services on-island.”
The Cocos branch extension from the $270m OAC main trunk is approximately 600km long and capable of delivering many terabits to the remote Australian territory. Works are expected to commence on-island as soon as March 2021 with an expected “go-live” date of March 2022.
Founded by industry veteran Bevan Slattery, Sub.co is a specialist consulting and investment company focusing on assisting the development of submarine cable projects and potentially 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).
For more information contact Bevan Slattery on +61 7 3088 5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org