Pacific Wave is a joint project between the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP), and is operated in collaboration with the University of Southern California and the University of Washington. Designed to enhance efficiency of IP traffic, Pacific Wave peering services offer excellent opportunities to:
- Pass IP traffic directly with other major national and international networks;
- Reduce costs associated with IP traffic that would otherwise transit multiple circuits;
- Increase efficiency by directing traffic as quickly as possible to the target network/organization, reducing the number of ‘hops’ required to complete for the data to get to its destination.