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. 

The report recognized Pacnet’s EAC-C2C, a leading state-of-the-art fiber optic submarine cable network spanning 36,800 kilometers between Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and Singapore.  It also acknowledged Pacnet’s MPLS-based IP VPN network, which provides full coverage across APAC as well as direct connectivity into China through an interconnection with Pacnet Business Solutions.  Pacnet recently expanded its IP VPN service into emerging markets such as Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, a key differentiator for Pacnet amongst most communications service providers (CSPs) according to Gartner’s report.

The assessment outlined Pacnet’s ability to provide customers with a better value by offering a flexible charging scheme and usage-based port charging options, as well as its high-capacity, low-latency service leveraging its optical network, which Pacnet recently upgraded to support 100G bandwidth and enhanced with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities with the release of Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN).  PEN is a fully automated SDN that allows customers to self-provision bandwidth in minutes, based on their individual business needs.

Pacnet’s rankings in the Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers” assessment further reaffirm the company’s position as a strong connectivity player in the APAC region.

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*Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers” To Chee Eng et al, 30 June 2014