GoTo Networks was established specifically to implement submarine cable systems in greenfield and underserved markets. Australia West Express is the first system to be undertaken. GoTo Networks is made up of submarine system developers whose experience has accounted for a vast array of completed telecommunication projects.

Originating in research, evolving into consulting, its members have been involved with strategic planning, technical solution development, project implementation management, commercialization and sales of international network projects similar to Australia West Express.

The Australia West Express (AWE) is an undersea telecommunications cable system from Perth, Australia to Djibouti with forwarding connectivity to Europe, Africa and Middle East. The Australia West Express (AWE) Cable System is designed to serve the growing traffic demands of Australia to Europe with low latency and low risk.

Australia West Express will provide a secure, direct route across the Indian Ocean almost exclusively through deep, international waters and as it comes to shore, will be deployed in protected waterways. As such, it will be the only cable which does not pass through Indonesian waters, Singapore, and the Malacca Strait to connect Australia with all points west including India, the Middle East, East Africa and Europe. At the landing in Djibouti, convenient interconnection can be made to existing EIG, SEACOM, EASSy, SEA-ME-WE 3 and soon AAE-1 and SEA-ME-WE-5. The Perth terminus will be in a major data center (to be announced in the near future) with excellent connectivity options.

Key Design Parameters



Perth, Australia and Djibouti, Djibouti


System Length (km)

10,100 km


No. of Fiber Pair

2 Fiber Pair


System Capacity (Tbps)

10 Tbps / Fiber Pair, 20 Tbps Initial Design Capacity



Lowest Latency Route between Australia and Europe


Ready for Service

2nd. Quarter 2018




System Supplier

Alcatel Submarine Networks