Verizon brings Singapore into Pacific Mesh

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Verizon brings Singapore into Pacific Mesh

Verizon Business has expanded its Pacific mesh network to encompass Singapore and now has its sights set on adding India as well.

The company deployed a mesh network across the Pacific Ocean using the Trans-Pacific Express cable network and other submarine cables back in 2007.

The mesh network now extends from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea to Japan and the United States, the company said.

The Pacific mesh design is said to provide seven paths of diverse capacity, ‘offering automatic restoration and real-time management of voice and data traffic on the Pacific undersea cable routes of Verizon Business’ global network’, according to Verizon.

The seven paths that constitute the mesh ‘provide predictable latency – that is, the time it takes for data sent from its entry point in the network to reach its destination - in the event of a network disruption', it said.

For example, if there is a natural disaster, like a major earthquake, Verizon Business said it can automatically reroute customer traffic to an equivalent available network path, according to Ihab Tarazi, vice president of global network planning.

“We have seen a dramatic improvement in our overall network performance since we introduced meshing,” said Tarazi.

“We will extend the enhanced diversity and reliability of a meshed network to India in 2009 to meet the growing demands of our global customers.”

Verizon Business claims ownership in more than 18 submarine cables in the Asia-Pacific region.

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