Executives of Hong Kong and Singapore-based global communications infrastructure and services provider Pacnet announced Wednesday (February 29, 2012) that they had made the company’s 10G IP Transit services available to Nagoya, Seoul and Taipei, essentially upping the number of cities in coverage to 12. The other nine cities are Auckland, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, Osaka, San Jose, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.
Pacnet representatives also said that IP Transit–which run across the company’s IP backbone, which boasts of more than 340Gbps capacity across the globe–will be extended into Chennai by June this year, and several other new locations soon.
What’s prompted the fast rollout? Customer demand, said Hideo Ishii, Vice President of Product Strategy and Management, IP and Cloud Services, Pacnet. “Streaming video, cloud computing and social media channels have been driving a huge increase in the demand for Internet bandwidth,” he said. “This latest service expansion is part of our strategy to upgrade our IP Transit service to 10G across major locations to enable our service provider customers to deliver the higher speeds demanded by today’s always-connected businesses and consumers.”
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