TAIPEI, March 31,2011 -- Pacnet and Far EasTone  today announced a partnership to increase Taiwan's network connectivity and resiliency with an enhanced EAC-C2C network.

For this project, Far EasTone will provide additional terrestrial connectivity between Pacnet's PoPs and the cable landing stations in Taiwan where EAC-C2C lands. This will also boost Far EasTone's international connectivity through Pacnet's subsea network.

The EAC-C2C network is Asia's largest privately-owned submarine cable network of 36,800 km. This network lands at 18 cable landing stations in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. Pacnet completed significant capacity upgrade in 2009 and almost doubled the capacity on the EAC-C2C network, which is now enhanced with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps.

Taiwan is a key hub for the EAC-C2C network, and is also a strategic location for Pacnet to deliver connectivity to Mainland China through the C2C landing station in Shanghai and the EAC landing station in Qingdao.

In addition to providing Pacnet with interconnectivity between the cable landing stations in TaiwanFar EasTone will also build additional capacity into the Tanshui cable landing station and Fangshan cable landing station and increasing network capacity between the North and South of Taiwan to boost network resiliency.

With this enhanced EAC-C2C network and  optimized network connectivity, the traffic can be re-routed to bypass congested or impacted segments of the network. Pacnet and Far EasTone can deliver high network connectivity with improved resiliency against the nature disasters, such as the Taiwan Earthquake in 2006 and the Typhoon Morakot in 2008 which both caused multiple cable cuts near Taiwan region.