CoreSite Realty Corporation has announced that CoreSite will be the access point for the SEA-US Trans-Pacific Cable System in its Los Angeles data center campus. SEA-US’s Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE) will be hosted by CoreSite and directly connect the West Coast of the U.S. with Indonesia and the Philippines, including Manado in Indonesia, Davao in Southern Philippines; Piti in the territory of Guam; as well as Honolulu (on the island of Oahu), Hawaii. The SEA-US cable system addresses the traffic demands for broadband and mobile content on the trans-Pacific route with unmatched latency from Indonesia to the United States.
The system will be approximately 15,000 kilometers in length, stretched along a unique route and has been designed and engineered to bypass earthquake prone areas in East Asia, thereby providing a unique and strategic diverse path in the range of connectivity to transpacific networks with ensured stable and reliable connectivity.
“CoreSite drives high-performance solutions to business requirements by connecting strategic communities of interest supported by best-in-class network and computing services,” said Paul Szurek, CEO of CoreSite. “The SEA-US submarine cable system will be the sixth subsea cable to offer direct access from our Los Angeles campus, augmenting the importance of CoreSite’s data center platform in the trans-Pacific route to key Indonesian and Asian markets.”
The CoreSite Los Angeles campus includes two data center facilities – LA1, also known as One Wilshire®, and LA2 with over 424,000 sq ft of scalable space in downtown Los Angeles, connected by robust dark-fiber assets. With over 500 current customers, 240 of which are networks, CoreSite’s Los Angeles campus is one of the most densely interconnected data center campuses in the world, making it a strategic landing point on the SEA-US cable system. Using SEA-US, CoreSite customers will benefit from a state-of-the-art high-performance route connecting businesses to Southeast Asia.
The SEA-US trans-Pacific cable system is backed by a consortium of seven investing companies, including PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, Globe Telecom, Hawaiian Telecom, Teleguam Holdings, GTI Corporation, RAM Telecom International (RTI), and Telkom USA, and has been designed with 2-fiber-pair cable and optical transmission technologies with an initial capacity of 20 terabit per second (Tb/s) (100 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) x 100 wavelengths x 2 fiber-pairs). The SEA-US system is expected to begin operating during the second quarter of 2017.