Pacnet provides trans-Pacific capacity to Japan's NEC BIGLOBE

Pacnet says it has delivered additional trans-Pacific network capacity between Japan and the United States for NEC BIGLOBE Ltd., a member of the NEC group and one of Japan's foremost Internet service providers.

Nov 26th, 2012

Pacnet says it has delivered additional trans-Pacific network capacity between Japan and the United States for NEC BIGLOBE Ltd., a member of the NEC group and one of Japan's foremost Internet service providers.

BIGLOBE partnered with Pacnet to directly connect its data center in Japan and the Any2 Internet Exchange in Los Angeles with an Ethernet International Private Line (EIPL) service over Pacnet's EAC Pacific subsea cable system. The work was done as part of an initiative to improve the user experience of BIGLOBE users when using US-based social networking services and cloud services.

"We are delighted that BIGLOBE has chosen Pacnet to deliver additional connectivity between Japan and the United States," said John Garrett, president of carrier services, Pacnet. "With the growing demand for cloud services and content services outside of Japan, we look forward to further opportunities to help BIGLOBE improve the Internet experience of their users."

EAC Pacific is part of the $300 million Unity cable system built with five other global telecommunications and technology companies. Pacnet is the largest investor in Unity and operates two of the five fiber pairs in the cable system independently. The two fiber pairs, collectively known as EAC Pacific, stretch over 9,600 km and provide up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity across the Pacific Ocean.

Pacnet's Global EIPL Service enables enterprises to deliver point-to-point and point-to-multipoint international private connections. Using Ethernet technology as the handoff to customers, it provides end-to-end Ethernet connectivity between customer LANs with a high degree of network transparency.

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