SUB.CO announced on Thursday the Oman Australia Cable (OAC) project has entered contract in force (CIF) with its final system connection expected to be completed in December, 2021. The OAC project will directly connect Muscat, Oman to Perth, Australia. The OAC cable system will be supplied by SubCom.
Once completed, OAC will be the only submarine cable directly connecting continental Australia and EMEA, providing the first secure, diverse, express and lowest latency route between the two continents. The OAC cable system design is a three (3) fibre pair system with an option to upgrade to four (4) fibre pairs based upon final demand and will span approximately 9,700 km, with branching units designed to potentially extend the system into Salalah, Oman and Djibouti in the future.
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).