Around the world, business is moving at an accelerated pace. Speed has become a benchmark of efficiency and organizations, regardless of size, are expected to respond quickly, act decisively and deliver exceptional results.In this increasingly connected market place, efficient, reliable and fast connectivity has become mandate. Companies demand secure and assured access to mission critical business applications and seamless delivery of video and rich digital content anytime, anywhere.Pacnet has taken an important step to ensure that your organization is empowered to keep up with the demands of today’s business with the construction of EAC Pacific, our latest cable extension linking Japan and the United States.
Spanning 9,620 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean, EAC Pacific, part of the Unity cable system, seamlessly integrates with EAC-C2C, our Pan Asian subsea cable infrastructure which powers the connectivity demands of Asia’s leading service providers and enterprises, as well as multinational companies with Asian connections.
Together, these two cable systems create a single, powerful network that delivers unsurpassed connectivity between Asia and North America, meeting your need for speed within Asia and across the Pacific.
What is EAC Pacific?
EAC Pacific comprises two of the five fiber pairs of the Unity cable system, owned by a consortium of six international companies including Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, Google, KDDI Corporation, Pacnet and SingTel.
The EAC Pacific portion of the Unity cable system, owned and independently controlled by Pacnet, provides up to 1.92 Terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity across the Pacific Ocean, further enhancing the connectivity from and into Asia.
EAC Pacific seamlessly integrates with Pacnet’s Pan-Asian cable infrastructure, EAC-C2C, which spans 36,800 kilometers between Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and Singapore. With a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, EAC-C2C is regarded as Asia’s leading submarine cable system offering unsurpassed flexibility, resilience and route diversity to carriers, enterprise and SME customers.
What is Unity?
The Unity cable system is a new Trans-Pacific submarine cable infrastructure owned by a consortium of six international companies including Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, Google, KDDI Corporation, Pacnet and SingTel.
At a build out cost of US$300 million, the Unity cable system will deliver up to 4.8 Tbps of bandwidth across the Pacific.
The name Unity was chosen to signify a new type of consortium, born out of potentially competing systems, to emerge as a system within a system, offering ownership and management of individual fiber pairs.
Unity cable will provide connectivity between Chikura, located off the coast near Tokyo, to Los Angeles, California. From Chikura, Unity will be seamlessly connected to other cable systems, further enhancing connectivity into Asia.
What EAC Pacfic offers our customers
EAC Pacific, combined with EAC-C2C will deliver unparalleled benefits to our customers, including:
Competitively Priced Connectivity
By owning a Trans-Pacific cable, we will be to sell self-owned instead of leased capacity. This will allow us to deliver products at a more competitive price.
Ownership and control of our own infrastructure will enable us to enhance the manageability of our network and offer more competitive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to our customers.
Broader Market and Service Coverage
By leveraging the Unity backhaul system, we will be able to expand our footprint and serve more customers in the United States.
Enhanced Product Portfolio
By capitalizing on the advanced technology implemented across the Unity subsea cable infrastructure and our DWDM system, we will be able to develop more advanced capacity and connectivity products including:
- Wavelength IRU
- Protected International Private Line
- Protected Ethernet International Private Line
- 10G Wavelength Services