Monday, December 7, 2009

PIPE to Link its New Pacific Undersea Cable to Equinix Sydney

PIPE Networks has selected Equinix as a key interconnect provider for its new PIPE Pacific Cable (PPC-1) undersea cable, which will link Australia to Guam with up to 2.56 Tbps of capacity. Through Equinix Sydney-1 (SY1) International Business Exchange (IBX) data center located in its Sydney campus, Equinix will provide PIPE with convenient, secure and cost-effective access to the aggregation of Australia's leading carriers operating within the center. The connection in Guam provides onward connectivity to Asia as well as to the United States.

In addition to the Sydney IBX data center, PIPE is also utilizing Equinix's global footprint and operational expertise, with deployments to Equinix centers

  • In October, PIPE International and Tyco Telecommunications announced the completion of the PPC-1 cable system, a 6,900 km system linking Sydney to Guam. With a capacity of 2.56 terabits per second over two fiber pairs and 40 Gbps capable, the PPC-1 system will provide diversity to the few existing routes in the region, in addition to onward connectivity to Asia and the United States.

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