Ciena assists in upgrading Reliance’s submarine cable with 100G

Telecom equipment vendor Ciena has assisted in upgrading Reliance Globalcom’s FA-1 North submarine cable system with 100G wavelengths.

Leveraging Ciena’s packet optical and GeoMesh solutions, Reliance Globalcom delivers low latency OTN and 100GbE client services between London and New York.

“Growing requirements for access speed in broadband Internet, the digitalization of information, and cloud-based applications continue to drive the need for bandwidth demand,” said Punit Garg, president and CEO, Reliance Globalcom.

Ryan Perera, country head for India, Ciena

With an initial total lit capacity of 400Gbs, 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 has experienced the operational and cost efficiencies of using our GeoMesh solution that allows network operators to view their submarine and terrestrial networks as a single end-to-end optical network from PoP-to-PoP, with wet and dry fiber in between,” said Ryan Perera, country head for India, Ciena

Ciena’s GeoMesh solution, built on its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, enables Reliance Globalcom to support trans-Atlantic OTN-based client services from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s across its FA-1 North network link.

In addition, 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 data center hubs reside.

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