NTT's Japan to U.S. network route reaches 500 Gbps mark

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NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) has once again upped the ante of its IP global network speed by expanding capacity on its Japan-to-United States transpacific network to 500 Gbps.

This comes less than a year after the service provider reported it reached the 400 Gbps mark on its network in January.

NTT Japan to U.S. route

Detail: NTT's Japan to U.S. transpacific route.

Similar to the 300 and 400 Gbps marks it reached in Jan. 2011 and Feb. 2010, NTT attributes the traffic growth to both domestic multinational corporations (MNC) and that of NTT America's enterprise and carrier customer wholesale growth.  

Like other Japan-based service providers, NTT's transpacific network was hit hard by the earthquake that took place in March, but the service provider said it was able to bounce back quickly and increase capacity to 500 Gbps.

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