Pacific Crossing announces PC-1 upgrade

AUGUST 2, 2010 -- Pacific Crossing, an NTT Communications Corp. company and operator of the trans-Pacific submarine cable system PC-1, says it has further upgraded the capacity and enhanced its Ethernet service offering on its infrastructure.

AUGUST 2, 2010 -- Pacific Crossing, an NTT Communications Corp. company and operator of the trans-Pacific submarine cable system PC-1, says it has further upgraded the capacity and enhanced its Ethernet service offering on its infrastructure. The newly added capacity came into service at the end of July. A third upgrade of the PC-1 system is scheduled for later in 2010.

Following its upgrade of the PC-1 system in 2008, which pushed the lit capacity of the cable over the 1-Tbps mark, Pacific Crossing has now added additional wavelengths to boost trans-Pacific capacity to more than 1.3 Tbps. The upgrade was implemented without interruption to customer services and circuits, the company says.

Through the integration of its network and business with NTT Com’s global presence, Pacific Crossing now has access to a nationwide fiber infrastructure in Japan, providing access to the Japanese market, as well as multiple cable systems reaching the rest of Asia. At the same time, Pacific Crossing is now supported by an extensive backhaul and IP network in the U.S.

The latest upgrade is part of Pacific Crossing’s ongoing strategy to evolve its network infrastructure to support the latest generation of services, including latency-sensitive and high-bandwidth applications. As a part of this upgrade, Pacific Crossing will add 10G LAN PHY services to its existing portfolio of 10G WAN PHY and SONET/SDH services.

Visit Pacific Crossing

More in Network Design