Pacnet upgrades EAC-C2C

17 January 2013 |


Pacnet is set to deploy 100Gbps technology across its EAC-C2C subsea cable network to meet growing demand for capacity in Asia.

The plans to develop an optical mesh network also include integrating Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching. As a result of the upgrades, Pacnet’s backbone will be able to support pure packet technology in the optical core, as well as Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (DWDM/SDH) technologies already utilised by the existing core network.

Pacnet hopes the move will enable greater efficiency across its network as well as provide more flexibility with its capacity management. It also hopes the upgrades will help offer its customers a seamless set of network services between its interconnected data centres 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, CTO 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," he added. 

EAC-C2C spans 36,800km, connecting Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines and China. Upgrades are scheduled to begin in early 2013.