Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pacnet Completes 100G Upgrade on US-Japan Cable with Ciena

Pacnet has completed a 100G upgrade to its trans-Pacific link connecting the U.S. West Coast to Japan using Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.  Pacnet is now able to offer a suite of high-capacity OTN and Ethernet services to meet customer demand while reducing cost-per-bit.

Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, powered by WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors, combines advanced digital signal processing with soft-decision forward error correction. In addition, Ciena’s WaveLogic 3-based submarine solution is equipped with integrated test capabilities that provide Pacnet with critical information about its network health, capacity and resilience, allowing it to leverage network resources efficiently and proactively without complex and expensive external testing gear.