The Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese officially launched the 9,800-kilometre Oman-Australia Cable on Sunday, October 23, 2022.
The Australian Prime Minister said, “Today we opened an undersea cable connecting Australia to the world. The cable would enable direct high-speed data connectivity from both the East and West Coasts of Australia to the Middle East and Europe for the first time. Oman-Australia Submarine Cable allows for faster, more secure and more reliable data transfers. It is fast enough stream over 65 million shows on Netflix simultaneously, and it will make Western Australia a critical data hub for the country — ensuring Australian businesses and industry can share data quickly and securely to global markets.”
Developed and owned by Australian SUB.CO, partnering with Omantel as landing partner in Oman and supplied by SubCom, the Oman-Australia Cable (OAC) costs over $300 million, connects Perth, Austalialit to Muscat, Oman, lands directly into Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centres in Perth (Equinix PE2) and Muscat (Equinix MC1).
The Oman-Australia Cable (OAC) consists of 3 fiber pairs, capable of 400Gbps DWDM technology, delivering total system capacity of 48Tbps, and the shortest latency of 97ms between Australia and Oman, with onward connectivity to Singapore, the Middle East and Europe, etc.