The KOETE subsea cable system is a 8,000-kilometer, carrier-neutral, high-speed low-latency subsea cable connecting with three data centre hubs in Perth, Darwin and Dampier, and seven cable landing stations (CLS) between Perth and Darwin, and onward connectivity from Perth to Malaysia via Indonesia and Singapore.
The segments from Perth to Darwin and Dampier consists of 16 fibre pairs, the segments from Perth to Malaysia via Indonesia and Singapore consists of a minimum of 3 fibre pairs.
The KOETE project is developing by Fibre Expressway Pty Ltd (FEPL), an Australian company.
FEPL is building three greenfield Tier IV Data Centers in Perth, Darwin and Dampier, initially providing a combined 60 Megawatt capacity. The KOETE cable will connect the three data centers. The data centers will be critical to facilitating connectivity in Project Koete and will be built to the Tier IV Uptime Institute standard and the highest levels of security and efficiency. The initial capacity for each will be 20MW – the equivalent of power for 13,000 homes – with ample pre-built capacity and room to grow. The cable landing station (CLS) will be the primary connection point from Perth and Darwin to the subsea cable.
FEPL projected US$1.5 billion for the KOETE project, including subsea cable and data centers. The project is being primarily funded by approximately US$650 million in senior debt and US$850 million in equity.
The KOETE cable system is estimated to be ready for service in 2023.