MAY 5, 2009 -- Asian independent telecommunications service provider Pacnet (search Lightwave for Pacnet) has completed the first phase of a rollout of new capacity in its EAC-C2C cable network connecting Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore. The upgrade includes use of Xtera's NXT submarine line terminals (search Lightwave for Xtera). The addition of Xtera's new 10-Gbps channel system is designed to add capacity and resilience. This is the initial step in a number of phases designed to enhance the network and continue to grow Pacnet's customer base.
Pacnet's deployment uses Xtera's NXT Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE), a system that provides DWDM transmission on long-span submarine cable systems and offers what Xtera asserts is the highest possible upgrade capacity. In addition, seamlessly upgrading a live, traffic-carrying system required logistics in seven different countries and the flexibility to accommodate evolving customer service requirements including provisioning an additional link in parallel with the main deployment.
"Xtera's performance on this deployment has set new standards for future upgrades," said Bill Barney, CEO of Pacnet. "Our customers' traffic is our highest priority and we have been able to make this significant network upgrade without any service disruption. Xtera has been a true partner from system start to full operation. We look forward to further growth on our flagship EAC-C2C network, and to increasing our services to support the continuing demand for capacity expansion from our customers."