Australia-Japan Cable extends Gigabit Ethernet to US

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Australia-Japan Cable extends Gigabit Ethernet to US

Inks partnership with Pacific Crossing.

Australia-Japan Cable has partnered with Pacific Crossing to launch a Gigabit Ethernet service between Australia and the United States.

The two firms launched Gigabit Ethernet offerings on their own networks earlier in the year.

By partnering, the firms will offer "standard 1Gigabit and 10Gigabit interfaces together with the flexibility of scalable capacity from 150Mbs (STM1) up to the full size of the port interface."

Testing of the Gigabit service on the AJC and PC1 networks "confirmed transmission performance up to the full rate and for frames up to 9224 bytes," the companies said in a statement.

"The expansion of our Ethernet service to include our partnership with Pacific Crossing and deliver services all the way to the US is an evolutionary step in our product strategy," said Chris Kessikidis, AJC's commercial director.

"Additionally we have established relationships with Australian backhaul providers enabling the ability to deliver these services all the way to the customer's premise."

The Australia-Japan Cable is a 12,700km optical fibre ring submarine cable network, directly connecting Australia and Japan, via Guam.

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