Asia Netcom merges EAC with C2C

Fiona Chau

Regional carrier Asia Netcom has merged its East Asia Crossing (EAC) subsea cable with the C2C system and will take direct control of the combined network.

Asia Netcom said the merged EAC-C2C infrastructure enabled the company to strengthen its resilience through full interconnection between the two systems.

It also gives the flexibility and enhanced route diversity, with added protection for next-generation connectivity and data services, the company said in a statement.

"Having full operational control of both networks means we have the unique ability to react quickly to address market trends, including bandwidth and platform upgrades,' said president and CTO Wilfred Kwan. 

Asia Netcom is upgrading the integrated core network platform with G-MPLS (Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching), which will add meshed protection and optimized routing of traffic to support key applications such as video, Kwan said.

The combined EAC and C2C network platform has a $4 billion replacement value with a retail value of $10.3 billion in today's market, ANC said. 

Together the two networks span more than 36,800 km with dual landings and 33 PoPs across Asia Pacific, with total design capacity of 10.24Tbps.