According to Zayo news press, New Cross Pacific (NCP) US Backhaul group, comprised of Chunghwa Telecom, KT Corporation, China Telecom, China Mobile International and China Unicom, has selected Zayo Group for a private dedicated network (PDN), to diversely backhaul traffic from its U.S. landing station across the western United States.

Zayo & NCP US Backhaul group
Jack Waters, Zayo's CTO and president of Fiber Solutions, signed agreement with NCP US Backhual group in Hong Kong on Nov.17, 2017

The NCP subsea cable, which spans more than 13,000km (8,000 miles), will link Asian landing stations in Chongming, Nanhui, Lingang, Busan, Toucheng and Maruyama with its U.S. landing station in Hillsboro, Oregon. The NCP subsea cable is expected to land in the next few months, providing capacity that can scale up to 80 Tbps.

Zayo’s 4,300km (2,700 mile) backhaul solution will provide NCP’s US Backhaul group with connectivity from the landing station throughout the West Coast, including San Jose and Los Angeles, with connectivity options throughout North America. The PDN solution provides dark fiber as well as a full range of managed fiber solutions.

“This milestone agreement leverages our dense fiber connectivity across the west coast to cable landing stations and provides the group with a high-capacity solution that we can turn up quickly and efficiently,” said Jack Waters, CTO and president of Fiber Solutions at Zayo. “Zayo’s recent acquisition of Electric Lightwave this year has been pivotal, enabling Zayo to provide a high-capacity solution of this scope and scale.”

Most domestic bandwidth to and from a Trans-Pacific destination will route through one of the new West Coast cable landing stations. “With Zayo’s managed facilities, NCP US Backhaul will create opportunities for our customers to reliably access popular North American PoPs and Data Centers in May 2018,” said a representative of NCP US Backhaul group.