Sunday, January 18, 2009

Verizon Business Deploys Mesh Expansion to Singapore

Verizon Business has deployed a mesh advanced network configuration in Singapore, ensuring additional network paths for rerouting traffic in the event of a cable cut or other network disruption.

This Singapore expansion complements the Pacific mesh network deployment the company began in 2007. Specifically, Verizon Business deployed a seven-way mesh network across the Pacific Ocean using the newly activated Trans-Pacific Express cable network and other submarine cables. The Pacific mesh network now extends from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea to Japan and the United States.

The Pacific mesh design provides seven paths of diverse capacity, offering automatic restoration and real-time management of voice and data traffic on the Pacific undersea cable routes of Verizon Business' global network.

Verizon Business noted that it has ownership in more than 18 submarine cables in the Asia-Pacific region including: Japan-U.S. and China-U.S., Southern Cross (U.S., New Zealand and Australia), SEA-ME-WE-4 and the Trans-Pacific Express network. Verizon Business is a founding partner and landing party in the Trans-Pacific Express Consortium which built the first next-generation undersea optical cable system directly linking the U.S. to mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan. The TPE system uses the latest optical technology to provide greater capacity and higher speeds to meet the dramatic increase in demand for IP.