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Pacnet announces plan for a 100 gigabit network

Zafar Anjum | Jan. 17, 2013
Company says initiative is designed to meet Asia’s growing capacity needs

Pacnet will deploy an optical mesh network with 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) technology and integrated Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching, the integrated networking company announced today.

The OTN switching will utilise the company's wholly owned subsea cable network EAC-C2C, giving it the ability to meet explosive future capacity needs throughout Asia, the company said in a statement.

The upgrades are scheduled to begin in early 2013.

According to Pacnet, EAC-C2C is the leading state-of-the-art fibre 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.

"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.

"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 Lumsden.


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