HONG KONG - June 17, 2010 - Pacnet, Asia's leading independent telecommunications service provider, has completed the deployment of a highly scalable Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) based on the Cisco® Carrier Routing System (CRS) platform. Pacnet aims to take advantage of the system's innovative features to help increase business profitability, service scalability and operational efficiency while meeting customers' demands for higher bandwidth capacity and greater service flexibility.
Pacnet is witnessing exponential growth in the demand for cloud computing, virtualization and data center hosting services from enterprises of all sizes. The deployment of the Cisco CRS platform enables Pacnet to transmit data and content faster, transform cable landing facilities into data landing stations, and be well-prepared to scale with the escalating growth of video transmissions, mobile data traffic and new online services. The unparalleled scalability of the Cisco CRS also makes future upgrades easy and helps ensure investment protection for years to come.
- Industry-leading performance: Designed to deliver continuous system operation, service flexibility and extended system longevity to telecommunications service providers, the pervasive Cisco CRS platform comprises a series of hardware and software innovations that include Cisco IOS® XR Software, Cisco Intelligent ServiceFlex design and much more.
- Faster network response: Pacnet is in a unique position to enable its customers to support bandwidth-intensive applications via its cable landing facilities. With the Cisco CRS terabit-scale system capacity, the company will be able to deliver massive volume transmission with quicker network response for customers. At the same time it also reduces latency and cost by routing International IP traffic directly through cable landing stations without having to route through inland stations.
- Continuous system operations: Pacnet offers services designed for continuous availability, providing its customers with high reliability and peace of mind. Playing a key role in achieving this is the unique Cisco IOS XR Software, the self-healing operating system for multishelf, multiterabit carrier infrastructure that can be maintained, upgraded, enhanced and scaled without requiring service interruptions.
- Optimized bandwidth and unprecedented service flexibility: The Cisco CRS enables Pacnet to transmit IP packets with an intelligent routing process that optimizes network bandwidth by balancing the IP traffic between the most congested and less congested areas. With the Cisco Intelligent ServiceFlex design, Pacnet is able to implement its business strategy without increasing investment or operating expenditures.
- Addressing future expansion needs: Implementation of the Cisco CRS was completed early this month. This, together with Cisco's networking expertise, strong service support and innovations in cloud computing and data centers, helps advance Pacnet's plans for converting cable landing facilities into data landing stations by efficiently handling the multidirectional traffic of network and data center cloud interactions. This not only enables the company to deliver new video, data center and cloud computing services for the next generation Internet, but also paves the way for the company's expansion of its product portfolio while tapping the exponential growth of Internet traffic.
- Wilfred Kwan, chief technology officer, Pacnet
- Barbara Chiu, general manager, Cisco Hong Kong and Macau
"Pacnet enjoys a significant advantage in meeting the demand from the data center services sector by taking advantage of our own cable landing facilities towards building a network of terabit data transport and hosting centers with support from the Cisco Carrier Routing System, which is an integral part of our core network architecture backbone. It enables us to provide our customers with greater bandwidth and more reliable connectivity amid the growing need for bandwidth driven by the expanding use of the Internet. Pacnet and Cisco also share the same vision of explosive growth of the data center hosting and cloud computing services market. We believe this investment-proof solution will best prepare us for future expansion."
"The pioneering deployment of the Cisco Carrier Routing System platform by Pacnet reaffirms Cisco's commitment to the evolution of the next-generation Internet. Cisco's CRS will play a crucial role as service providers like Pacnet deliver an exciting new array of video, mobile, data center and cloud services. Cisco will continue working with visionary industry leaders like Pacnet to best meet the escalating demand for a massive volume of video transmissions, mobile devices and new online services through this decade and beyond with our carrier routing systems, which are well-positioned to serve as the foundation for the world's most intelligent and advanced broadband networks."
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Named "Company of the Year for Excellence in Growth" by Frost & Sullivan in 2009 and "Best Wholesale Carrier" at the Telecom Asia Awards 2009, Pacnet is Asia's leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, the region's largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 10.24 Tbps, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.