Initiatives designed to meet Asia’s growing capacity needs
HONG KONG, 17 January 2013 – Pacnet today announced plans to deploy an optical mesh network with 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) technology and integrated Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching utilizing its wholly owned subsea cable network EAC-C2C, giving it the ability to meet explosive future capacity needs throughout Asia.
The deployment will create the foundation for Pacnet to offer customers a seamless set of network services between its inventory of interconnected datacenters throughout the region.
"With the rapid intra-Asia digital content growth continuing to fuel soaring bandwidth demands in the region, this latest initiative is a significant step in strengthening our network services to handle the continued growth of Internet traffic," said Andy Lumsden, Chief Technology Officer of Pacnet. "We are committed to making our infrastructure more agile and efficient, providing a competitive edge for our customers in a rapidly evolving market."
Enabling greater efficiency and capacity management flexibility, the new backbone integrating subsea fiber infrastructure and terrestrial backhaul links will support pure packet technology in the optical core, in addition to the Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (DWDM/SDH) technologies currently utilized by the existing core network. The upgrades are scheduled to begin in early 2013.
"The increase in network capacity will significantly improve the efficiency of data transmission across regional network routes and allow Pacnet to extend and expand its Carrier Ethernet and Virtual Private Line Service capabilities. The upgraded core network will also provide for high bandwidth connections with speeds up to 100GE demanded by large carrier and enterprise customers,” said Mr Lumsden.
EAC-C2C is the leading state-of-the-art fiber optic submarine cable network in Asia, spanning 36,800 km with cable landing stations throughout Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines and China. With multiple landing points in most locations, EAC-C2C provides Pacnet's customers with greater route diversity.
Pacnet is Asia Pacific's leading provider of integrated network and technology solutions for enterprise, service provider, and carrier customers. Ownership of the region's most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to 24 data centers – including its facilities in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney – gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers throughout the region including Japan, China, India, and the United States. Combined with a complete set of services for managed data, private line, hosting, co-location, and content delivery, its assets and experience in the region have helped Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including many of the Fortune 1000. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.