Pacnet has successfully deployed an optical mesh network featuring 100 Gbps technology between Asia and the United States on its EAC Pacific fiber optic cable system.
EAC Pacific is a trans-Pacific cable system providing connectivity between Chikura, located off the coast of Japan near Tokyo, to Los Angeles, California, and other network Points of Presence (PoPs) on the West Coast of the United States.
The cable system is integrated with Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching over its Asia-Pacific region’s high-capacity submarine cable systems.
The new backbone integrates subsea fiber infrastructure and terrestrial backhaul links supporting pure packet technology and OTN switching in the optical core.
The network upgrade will allow Pacnet to offer its carrier and enterprise customers 10Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps services between Asia-Pacific and the U.S. It will help address the increasingly growing demand for bandwidth throughout the Asia-Pacific region and all over the world.
By 2017, global IP traffic is expected to reach 1.4 Zettabytes per year or 120.6 Exabytes per month, growing at a CAGR of 23 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to Cisco Visual Networking Index. IP traffic in Asia-Pacific will reach 43.4 Exabytes per month by 2017, at a CAGR of 26 percent.
Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean.
In July Pacnet launched its enhanced international connectivity solutions — IP Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) including MPLS, Ethernet International Private Lines (EIPL), International Private Lines (IPL), IP Transit and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) for enterprise and carrier customers in India.