Reliance Globalcom upgrades Trans-Atlantic submarine network

Reliance Globalcom, a leading global provider of managed network and communication services has upgraded FA-1 North submarine cable system with 100G wavelength.

With Ciena’s converged packet optical and GeoMesh solutions, Reliance Globalcom can now deliver high-speed, low latency OTN and 100GbE client services between London and New York with greater capacity to meet soaring bandwidth demand.

With an initial total lit capacity of 400 Gbps, this upgrade compliments Reliance Globalcom’s deployment of Ciena’s GeoMesh technology on its FA-1 South submarine network that links New York to Paris, allowing the provider to offer additional capacity on two diverse routes across the Atlantic.

Reliance Globalcom owns and operates one of the world’s largest and most advanced private submarine networks spanning more than 73,000 kilometers. When combined with more than 200,000 kilometers of domestic fiber owned by its parent company, Reliance Communications, the global network connects more than 40 key business markets across India, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States.

With Ciena’s GeoMesh solution, built on its market-leading 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic coherent optical processors, Reliance Globalcom can now support trans-Atlantic OTN-based client services from 10Gbps to 100Gbps across its FA-1 North network link.

Additionally, under Reliance Globalcom’s recently launched Optical Wave Service, 100GbE/OTU-4 services can also be provided between continental points of presence (PoPs) in London and New York, where large Internet, financial and datacenter hubs reside.

This deployment is based on Ciena’s OPn architecture approach for creating programmable network infrastructures that deliver much lower cost-at-scale and allow network operators to better monetize their networks. Ciena’s GeoMesh features a simplified all-optical design that brings flexibility to Reliance Globalcom’s submarine network architecture.

Additionally, this network leverages the programmability of Ciena’s WaveLogic technology to meet differentiated service and latency requirements, carrying traditional SDH/DWDM as well as OTN-based applications over the same platform.

Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System is also providing Reliance Globalcom with multi-layer service management capabilities to enable streamlined service activation, fault management and performance monitoring. Ciena is also providing installation, consulting, test and turn-up services via its Specialist Services portfolio.

“This deployment further builds upon a long-standing relationship with Ciena to support Reliance Globalcom’s strategic capacity upgrades on its submarine network,” Punit Garg, president & CEO, Reliance Globalcom.

“As Reliance Globalcom continues to modernize its network to meet customers’ increasingly intensive bandwidth requirements, our solutions will deliver the capacity, scale and reach to support them,” Ryan Perera, country head, Ciena India.

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