Pacnet Polishes 100G Asia-US Route
HONG KONG -- Pacnet today announced the successful deployment of an optical mesh network with 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) technology between Asia and the United States on its EAC Pacific fiber optic cable system integrated with Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching over its Asia-Pacific region’s high-capacity submarine cable systems. Pacnet can now offer its Carrier and Enterprise customers 10Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps services between Asia-Pacific and the U.S.
Pacnet’s 100G network upgrade is a significant move to address the increasingly growing demand for bandwidth throughout the Asia-Pacific region and all over the world. In 2017, global IP traffic is expected to reach 1.4 Zettabytes per year, or 120.6 Exabytes per month, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23 percent from 2012 to 2017. IP traffic in Asia-Pacific will reach 43.4 Exabytes per month by 2017, at a CAGR of 26 percent.
“We are the first carrier to support 100G service between Asia and the United States,” says Andy Lumsden, Chief Technology Officer of Pacnet. “With this successful upgrade, we have significantly boosted our bandwidth capacity and scalability to serve the dynamic needs of carriers and enterprises that support compute-intensive operations in the region.”