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Press Release -- July 13th, 2011
Source: Pacnet
Tags: Merger, Submarine Cable

Pacnet Boosts Japan Network Capabilities

Backhaul capacity in the Kansai area enhanced to support growing domestic business continuity and disaster recovery demands
TOKYO – Media OutReach – 13 July 2011 – Pacnet, Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider today announced that it has increased the capacity between its Osaka Point of Presence (PoP) and its cable landing station (CLS) in Shima with the addition of two 10G waves, to meet the growing demand for connectivity as businesses enhance their business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans across Japan.
“Following the Japan earthquakes in March, many businesses in the Kanto region are currently under pressure to enhance their business continuity plans. Coupled with the limited power supply situation there, more are now looking towards moving their data centers to Western Japan as part of their BCDR plans,” said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Technology Officer, Pacnet. “Our latest network enhancements are able to support this growing demand for hosting and connectivity in Western Japan, which is now a strategic part of many Japanese businesses’ BCDR plans.”
Beyond expanding backhaul capacity, Pacnet has also enhanced its network to enable traffic from Western Japan to go directly out of Japan to Asia, through its Shima CLS. Previously, network traffic would need to be routed terrestrially through Eastern Japan, before leaving Japan through its Ajigaura CLS. With this shorter route, customers are able to benefit from a reduction in network latency, which improves the performance of their latency-sensitive applications.
Additionally, this route enhancement also boosts Pacnet’s network diversity in Japan by delivering alternative routing which delivers more resilient connectivity across the country.
“These latest initiatives are part of Pacnet’s continued investments into Japan, which is a strategic location for our operations,” said Hirofumi Tadokoro, Chief Executive Officer of Pacnet Japan. Earlier this year, Pacnet added a new PoP in Osaka to meet the growing demand for IP-based network services in Western and Central Japan, as well as to enhance the resiliency of its operations in Japan by offering dual PoPs in Osaka.
About Pacnet
Pacnet is Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs, and delivers unique high-speed data hosting solutions through its network of data centers which include the industry’s first Data Landing Stations. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit:
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