Reliance Globalcom Achieves another Major Milestone, Upgrades its Trans-Atlantic FA-1 North Submarine Network to 100G with Ciena’s GeoMesh
MUMBAI, India and HANOVER, Md. December 5th, 2013 – Reliance Globalcom, a leading global provider of managed network and communication services for multinational enterprises and carriers, and Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, have upgraded Reliance Globalcom’s FA-1 North submarine cable system with 100G wavelengths. 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 400Gbs, this 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.
With Ciena Corporation’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 data center 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 allows network operators to better monetise 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.
Commenting on this announcement, Punit Garg, President and CEO – Reliance Globalcom said, “Growing access speed in broadband Internet, digitalization of information, cloud based applications continue to fuel increasing bandwidth demand in the region and our strategic upgrades with market leading technologies ensure that we meet this demand in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner, providing competitive edge and superior service experience to our customers.
This deployment further builds upon a long-standing relationship with Ciena to support Reliance Globalcom’s strategic capacity upgrades on its submarine network.”
“Reliance Globalcom has experienced first-hand 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, which yields significant capital and operational benefits. 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”, said Ryan Perera, Country Head for India, Ciena.
Reliance Globalcom owns and operates one of the world’s largest and most advanced private submarine network 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 combined global network connects over 40 key business markets across India, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the United States.