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Telstra Reaches into China with Pacnet Business Solutions Integration

telstraMONDAY 11 MAY 2015 –Telstra today announced its multinational customers can benefit from more direct and low latency network connectivity in China thanks to the network integration of Telstra and Pacnet Business Solutions China (PBS), a foreign-invested jointstock company (unlisted).

PTC’15 Wrap-Up: Putting the Bounce into Submarine Cable

Originally posted by:  Andy Lumsden, Chief Technology Officer at Pacnet

PacnetPTC’15 has a prodigious reputation for bringing together the telecommunications industry’s best and brightest minds in Honolulu, Hawaii each year in order to forge new partnerships, rekindle existing business relationships, and gain new insights into our dynamic industry.  This year’s event proved no different, converging thought-leaders to discuss a number of the industry’s latest trends and developments, including enabling greater global connectivity through subsea and satellite data transport.   As cloud computing, mobile and bandwidth-intensive applications continue their proliferation within the market, customers are looking beyond the traditional, rigid networks and bandwidth-provisioning models, opting for burstable bandwidth options and more agile systems that cater to these rising and fluctuating transport requirements.  To enable these new business models and on-demand service capabilities, the forward-looking providers are viewing Software-20150212-andyptc2015defined Networking (SDN) over both submarine cable architectures and terrestrial networks as an exciting and revolutionary development.   At this year’s conference, I had the honor of joining Colin Anderson, Director of Marketing at Ciena; Wayne Wuford, Director of Technical Marketing at Infinera; Rozaimy Rahman, EVP of Global & Wholesale, Telekom Malaysia; and moderator Michael Constable, CEO, Huawei Marine Networks, in discussing new submarine cable developments and examining how SDN affects the modern-day business and service delivery model.   Here are the key takeaways from my session: Putting the Bounce into Submarine Cable and my predictions of how SDN has the potential to transform submarine cable industry:

In Case You Missed It: A Roundup of Key News Stories from PTC’15 – Part 2

In this two part series, you will see some of the biggest headlines that emerged from the event. Be sure to check out Part 1 here.

Open-IX Association:  OPEN-IX® announced its participation at the UK Network Operators’ Forum.  The association also revealed plans for its first-ever Americas International Summit, taking place April 7-9, 2015 in San Diego.  The event will converge the industry’s ISPs, CDNs, content providers, and data center and IX operators, as well as network software and hardware suppliers for three days of one-on-one and small group meetings, networking events, and engaging panels and presentations covering current topics in peering and interconnection.

Pacnet Reveals Its Next Step in Network Virtualization at PTC’15

PacnetThe network plays a critical role in the modern business world, delivering the very technologies and applications that enable organizations to operate. However, as these technologies and applications grow more advanced, so too must the networks that support them.

Recognizing the network’s need to evolve, leading APAC integrated technology solutions provider Pacnet places a focus on network virtualization in 2015, changing the way today’s networks are ordered and provisioned. Following its 100G network upgrade, Hybrid Cloud enablement within its interconnected data center network, and the release and enhancement of Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), the company recently revealed its next steps for network virtualization. PEN is a Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-based Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform supporting on-demand bandwidth delivery within minutes via customized graphical user interface (GUI).

PTC’15 to Address Network Transformation around IoT and M2M Leveraging Cloud Solutions, SDN, NFV, Wireless and Other Architectures

PTC'15The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has been named ground zero this year by the International Data Corporation (IDC) for expected strategic growth initiatives and collaboration around Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT), as more vendors and market sectors work together to gain market share.[1] With 3.9 billion people, APAC represents almost half of all Internet users worldwide and more than half of all active social media users.[2] The challenge for IT network operators will be finding creative ways to host, store and analyze an anticipated 40 zettabytes of data generated by an expected 28.1 billion IoT devices by 2020.[3] Today’s bandwidth-intensive products and services are causing changes in the way network infrastructure is deployed in order to extend network flexibility and capacity.

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Frost & Sullivan Honors Pacnet with 2014 Asia-Pacific Data Communications Product Line Differentiation Award

PacnetCelebrations were in order for leading APAC integrated technology solutions provider Pacnet this past Monday as the company added one more award to its growing list, receiving the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Asia-Pacific Data Communications Product Line Differentiation Award.  The award recognizes Pacnet’s success in creating a differentiated value proposition for its data communications services in the region through the launch of its Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN).

Gartner Recognizes Pacnet in Asia-Pacific Network Providers Report*

PacnetPacnet’s Managed MPLS VPN, Ethernet Services, Internet Access, and WAN Optimization/APM were recently scored by research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. in its June 2014 “Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers”* assessment.  Pacnet outperformed several key players in the APAC region, earning the highest scores in two out of four use cases named in the report – High-Capacity and Low-Latency Networks.  The company scored a 3.7 out of 5 in the High-Capacity Networks Use Case and 3.8 out of 5 in the Low-Latency Networks Use Case.  In the report, Gartner identifies High-Capacity and Low-Latency Networks as two niche, but increasingly important, services in the APAC region for content distribution as well as the financial trading and banking sectors. 


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Meet with iMPR and Its Clients at ITW 2014 in Chicago – Part II

In the second part of this series, we will introduce you to additional iMiller Public Relations clients attending the International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 Conference, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago May 11-14, 2014.

Open-IXRepresentatives from the Open-IX Association, a neutral, non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet Exchanges in North America, will also be attending ITW 2014.  Martin Hannigan, Co-Founder and Treasurer of Open, IX, will also be participating in The Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable.  Request a meeting with the Open-IX team by emailing

Pacnet Partners with China Telecom to Drive Data Center and Cloud Growth in Chongqing, China

PacnetDid you know that China leads APAC in data center services demand?  The country accounts for roughly 30 percent of data center white space in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan), according to the latest research from the market research and analysis arm of DatacenterDynamics, DCD Intelligence (DCDI).  DCDI further states that although the rate of growth overall across the region has slowed in comparison to previous years, China has continued to show the highest rate of growth in terms of white space in the region at 24%.

Chongqing mirrors this growth, advancing at an annual rate of 12%.  The Software and Information Services industry in the city is forecasted to reach $350 billion by 2017, with e-commerce volumes exceeding $250 billion.  It is no wonder, then, that Chongqing has become a very attractive location for multinational companies.