Verizon Business Discusses Investment in Trans Pacific Express
The Trans Pacific Express (TPE) is the first next-generation undersea optical cable system directly linking the U.S. and mainland China, as well as the first major undersea system to land on the U.S. West Coast in seven years. As the only U.S.-based charter consortium member, Verizon Business is playing a critical role in deploying this 17,000 kilometer cable that will provide an initial capacity up to 1.28 terabits per second (Tbps) and a future design capability of 5.12 Tbps. Slated for completion in July 2008 – just 19 months after the signing of the consortium agreement – TPE will deliver greater capacity and higher speeds to meet the dramatic increase in demand for IP, data and voice communications traffic in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region.
Ihab Tarazi is vice president of global network planning for Verizon Business. In this podcast, he discusses the importance of TPE to the company’s customers and how this investment will help meet the communications requirements of enterprises operating in the area.