TOKYO, July 13, 2011 – Pacnet today announced that it has increased the backhaul capacity between its Osaka Point of Presence (PoP) and its cable landing station in Shima (Shima CLS) with the addition of two 10G waves, to meet the growing demand for connectivity as businesses enhance their business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans across Japan.


Beyond expanding backhaul capacity, Pacnet has also enhanced its network to enable traffic from Western Japan to go directly out of Japan to Asia, through its Shima CLS. Previously, network traffic would need to be routed terrestrially through Eastern Japan, before leaving Japan through its Ajigaura CLS. With this shorter route, customers are able to benefit from a reduction in network latency, which improves the performance of their latency-sensitive applications.

After the Japan earthquakes and tsunami in March, due to double cuts offshore the EAC Ajigaura CLS and powering down, the Ajigaura CLS was isolated from the submarine networks. As a result of the shut down of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, there is potentially short of power in this region. 

This route enhancement also boosts Pacnet’s network diversity in Japan by delivering alternative routing which delivers more resilient connectivity across the country.

Earlier this year, Pacnet added a new PoP in Osaka to meet the growing demand for IP-based network services in Western and Central Japan, as well as to enhance the resiliency of its operations in Japan by offering dual PoPs in Osaka.

With this enhanced infrastructure, dual PoPs in Osaka, enhanced backhaul in Japan, upgraded EAC-C2C network with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps, seamless interconnection of the EAC-C2C network and the EAC Pacific (Unity) at the Shima CLS, Pacnet strengthens its Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider.