Consolidating the base while widening reach

Staff writer

Best International Wholesale Carrier


Last year's winner:Pacnet
Business segments:Wholesale capacity services, data center and managed services, content delivery network solutions, enterprise technology solutions
Chairman & CEO:Carl Grivner
Key stats (2012):Largest investor at 40% in the $300-million Unity cable system; deployed nine managed CDN PoPs in APAC and expanded CDN reach with access to a total of 42 PoPs worldwide through partners in Europe and the US 

 John Garrett, president of carrier services at PacnetPacnet, which continues to expand its international reach, started deploying an optical mesh network with 100-Gbps technology and integrated OTN switching across its subsea cable network EAC-C2C, which saw a capacity upgrade of over 940 Gbps. In addition, EAC Pacific had a capacity upgrade of more than 300 Gbps.

The company also expanded its network reach in Europe by establishing its peering presence at LINX and AMS-IX internet exchanges, and expanded its 10G IPT service to 13 cities across 10 countries in Asia Pacific. 

Through PBS (China), Pacnet renewed its domestic IP-VPN license in China until 2017, as well as expanded the reach of its IP-VPN license to 23 provinces and municipalities. The new license enables PBS to deliver IP-VPN services to four municipalities and 19 provinces in mainland China.

"Ownership of Asia Pacific's most extensive, high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to 16 cities - including its facilities in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney - gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers throughout the region, including Japan, China and India as well as the US," said John Garrett, president of carrier services at Pacnet.

Garrett added that combined with services for managed data, private line, hosting, co-location and content delivery, such assets have helped Pacnet service large businesses worldwide, including many of the Fortune 1000. 

Judges' comment

"Pacnet gets high marks not only for the investment and innovation for its cutting-edge regional network, but its equally innovative service strategy that incorporates capacity, IP transit, data centers and content delivery into service packages that blur the lines between wholesale and retail."  

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