FASTER Subsea Cable Lands at CoreSite’s Los Angeles Centre

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CoreSite Realty Corporation will host the FASTER submarine network’s Los Angeles landing, directly connecting the West Coast of the U.S. with Japan.

Backed in part by Google, FASTER addresses the traffic demands for broadband and mobile content on the trans-Pacific route.

FASTER is backed by a total of six investing companies, including Google, China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI and Singtel, and has been designed with 6-fiber-pair cable and optical transmission technologies with an initial capacity of 60Tb/s (100Gb/s x 100 wavelengths x 6 fiber-pairs). The FASTER system is expected to begin operating during the second quarter of 2016.

“CoreSite drives high-performance solutions to business requirements by connecting strategic communities of interest supported by best-in-class network and computing services,” said Tom Ray, CEO of CoreSite. “The FASTER submarine cable system will be the seventh 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 APAC markets.”

CoreSite’s Los Angeles campus includes the One Wilshire data center (LA1) as well as the 424,000 square-foot Wilshire Annex (LA2), connected by dark-fiber assets.

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