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Pacific Crossing announces PC-1 West Route repair and recovery completion

Posted on 22.07.2011 - 13:00 UTC in SUBSEA TELECOMS NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Pacific Crossing announces PC-1 West Route repair and recovery completionPacific Crossing, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation and operator of the transpacific submarine cable system PC-1, has completed repair on the PC-1 West route which links Ajigaura and Shima, Japan. The North and West routes of PC-1 were damaged during the East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The North route to the United States was restored and upgraded on May 26. With the repair completion of the West route, PC-1's entire cable system has been restored with the same high service quality as prior to the earthquake.


Pacific Crossing is experiencing exponential demand for bandwidth on the PC-1 cable system due to the industry leading low latency it offers between the United States and Japan. To keep ahead of customer demand, Pacific Crossing previously announced the company upgraded system capacity to 1.8Tbps on the transpacific route when fully restoring service on the PC-1 North route.

"Pacific Crossing has fully recovered its service on the PC-1 cable system from the East Japan earthquake damage on March 11," said Mr. Takahiro Sumimoto, chief executive officer of Pacific Crossing. "The quality of service has returned to its high pre-earthquake level. With this full recovery of the PC-1 cable system, we will continue enhancing our service offerings."

As an NTT Communications company, Pacific Crossing provides the highest quality network infrastructure with the lowest latency between the United States and Japan, including extensive backhaul and Internet networks at both ends.

Key specifications of the PC-1 Trans-Pacific System:

  • Total length: 21,000km
  • Configuration: Protected ring & wavelengths
  • Systems architecture: DWDM on 4 fiber pairs
  • Landing stations: Harbour Pointe, WA; Grover Beach, CA; Ajigaura, Japan; Shima, Japan
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