Monday, April 14, 2008

SOFTBANK Upgrades POP in Palo Alto

SOFTBANK TELECOM has upgraded its main U.S. point of presence (POP), located at Switch and Data's Palo Alto site, to accommodate a doubling of its Internet traffic with North American Internet service providers (ISPs). The carrier is preparing for traffic with North America to increase by 100% within the next year due to continued growth in its broadband subscriber base. SOFTBANK TELECOM utilizes Switch and Data's Palo Alto Internet exchange and data center as its main hub in North America.

Switch and Data said its Palo Alto site is one of the world's most densely interconnected Internet exchanges.