A year after getting a new CEO and refocusing its business, Pacnet is clearly on offense again. Along with their datacenter moves on the Chinese mainland, today they introduced 100G wavelength services between East Asia and the US West Coast.
We've been seeing 100G gear finally getting deployed around the world for the last year or so, but most of that is for internal use. The market for actually selling 100G wavelengths is just getting started, and Pacnet is claiming the first-to-market title for transpacific 100G.
It's an obvious step forward, as earlier this year they revealed plans for a 100G upgrade across their submarine cable network based on Infinera's DTN-X gear.
Transpacific routes are the longest out there, and thus more difficult for 100G waves technically. However, Pacnet's deployment has the advantage of being on EAC Pacific for the leg between Japan and the US, which is two fibers on the Google's Unity cable and thus is some of the newest fiber available.
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