The Asia Connect Cable (ACC-1) System is new subsea cable linking Southeast Asia (Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines) with Australia (via Darwin seamlessly connecting to our Australian Terrestrial network), Timor Leste, Guam, and through to Los Angeles, California, spanning approximately 18,000 kms.
The ACC-1 system is expected to comprise 16 fibre pairs. The project is estimated to cost US$700million.
The ACC-1 system is initiated by an Australian start-up company Inligo Networks.
Inligo Networks was established in 2020 and acquired a telecommunications carrier licence from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in 2021. The licence permits Inligo Networks to build, own and operate carriage services within Australia.
Inligo Networks has partnered with SacomTel which will provide land for the ACC1 cable landing station (CLS) near Dili, the capital and largest city of Timor Leste, also known as East Timor. Inligo Networks will manage international connections for Sacomtel and East Timor, and will connect he newly established Sacomtel data centre in Dili.
Inligo Networks will land the ACC1 cable system at a new purpose built Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Darwin, directly connect several Data Centres in Darwin into the cable system. The Cable Landing Station will also provide a termination point for Inligo's domestic Unite Cable System seamlessly connecting Darwin with Adelaide and providing terrestrial connections for customers in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Asia Connect Cable, Image Credit: Inligo Networks