The Oman Australia Cable (OAC) is a 9800km submarine cable connecting Muscat, Oman and Perth, Australia, with additional branching units designed to extend the system into Salalah, Oman and Djibouti in the future. The OAC delivers cost-effective, reliable, low-latency and diverse connectivity between Oman and Australia. and forms part of the only path from the US to EMEA, avoiding the Sunda Strait and the South China Sea.
The OAC cable system consists of 4 fiber pairs, designed with 135*100G DWDM and a total system capacity of 54Tbps.
The OAC cable will land at Omantel’s Barka Cable Station which is located approximately 50 kilometres away from Oman’s international airport.
The OAC cable system is owned and invested by SUB.CO, supplied by SubCom, and is expected to commence manufacturing later this year and is scheduled to be completed by December 2021.