Verizon: New Trans-Pacific Express submarine cable landing in Japan increases capacity, adds network diversity

JANUARY 28, 2010 -- Verizon Business has announced that landing of the Trans-Pacific Express (TPE) submarine cable in Shin Maruyama, Japan has completed. The landing will mean increased network capacity and additional diversity for its enterprise customers’ IP, data, and voice communications needs, Verizon Business says.

JANUARY 28, 2010 -- Verizon Business has announced that landing of the Trans-Pacific Express (TPE) submarine cable in Shin Maruyama, Japan has completed. The landing will mean increased network capacity and additional diversity for its enterprise customers’ IP, data, and voice communications needs, Verizon Business says.

The newest landing is the sixth TPE submarine cable landing site on the 18,000-km network system, which connects Japan to South Korea, Taiwan, Mainland China, and the U.S. Verizon is the landing party for the U.S.

Originally announced in December 2006 by the six founding TPE Consortium members -- Verizon Business, China Telecom, China Netcom, China Unicom, Korea Telecom, and Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan -- the TPE optical cable aims to provide greater capacity at high speeds to meet the increase in demand for IP, data, and voice communications in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific countries.

The first phase of the 5.12-Tbps fiber-optic cable system was ready for service in September 2008. NTT Communications joined the TPE Consortium as the next cable-landing party member, and the new link from Asia to Japan was built to complete the next phase.

Connecting TPE to Japan has enhanced Verizon Business' service availability through added redundancy and increased capacity in support of Global Voice, Private IP and Public IP services, as well as point-to-point customer requirements, according to the service provider. Verizon Business also has fiber connections to customers in major cities such as Tokyo and Osaka.

This Japan extension of the TPE system adds diversity and capacity to the company's Asia-Pacific meshed network that connects the U.S. to Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and India. This new link will enhance Verizon Business’s ability to reroute Asia-Pacific network traffic in the event of a major event, like an earthquake or typhoon, which could damage multiple undersea cables.

Verizon Business says it was the first service provider to deploy seven-way diversity across the Pacific and will expand its current six-way mesh network to Japan to a seven-way mesh network.

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