Australia-Japan Cable is a subsea cable system with diverse landings in Australia, Guam and Japan to provide resilience and offering connectivity and bandwidth options. Operating since 2001, and with a design life to at least 2026, it has provided outstanding reliability and resilience enabling for our customers a cost effective and diverse method of supplying services onto their customers.
Australia-Japan Cable (AJC) is a submarine cable directly connecting Australia and Japan, via Guam. The cable configuration comprises two physically separate cable stations connected by fibre in each of Australia, Guam and Japan enabling continuing access to each country should any repairs be required to one of the two landings to a country. To enable onward connectivity the AJC network provides access to high capacity, high volume, low unit cost trans-Pacific and intra-Asia cables via Guam and Japan. AJC was upgraded with 40G technology in mid 2012 and with 100G technology in late 2013 and early 2014. Another 100G upgrade was completed in September 2018 which resulted in AJC equipped to about 5,000Gbit/s Australia-Guam-Japan with a potential capability to over 10,000Gbit/s, enabling further upgrades as required.
The cable system provides diversity which assists traffic survivability in a dual event outage to any one ring system. AJC offers a range of products allowing capacity users to apply to their individual network requirements. These range from Protected SDH, Unprotected SDH, GbE Ethernet Services and Multi-rate 10G and 100G Client Interfaces.
The AJC has six landing stations throughout the Australasia region: two in Australia (Oxford Falls and Paddington), two in Guam (Tanguisson and Tumon Bay) and two in Japan (Shima and Maruyama).
Each station has a diverse cable landings in each country, with diverse terrestrial links in Australia and Guam for building network resiliency. Landing stations in Japan, have diverse wet segments between Shima and Maruyama.
Australia Japan Cable places significant importance in delivering service excellence through its products in the market place. Its mission is provide the highest levels of pre and post sales support through activation, product performance, network management and service assurance, whilst providing financial returns to its shareholders.
Since commencing operation in 2001, AJC has delivered excellent performance and continues to do so through prudent network management as well as keeping pace with the requirements of competitive market leading products.
Australia Japan Cable has traditionally provided services across the Carrier and ISP segments since its inception, selling quality high speed bandwidth to Tier 1 domestic and international carriers as well as to Tier 2 and ISP providers. It continues to proactively expand its product range so as to cater to these markets as well as Mobile Service Providers and Content/ Search Engine Providers.
Its operating excellence and flexibility matched with its geographic positioning allows it to provide a direct route between Japan and Australia via Guam, as well as geographic and complimentary redundancy to alternate routes to the USA, Asia and Europe via onward connectivity options.