RCom subsidiary GCX picks Ciena to upgrade transatlantic route

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), the subsidiary of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom), has selected Ciena upgrade its transatlantic route with the deployment of the latter’s Packet Networking solutions that enable high-capacity Ethernet services. RCom already uses Ciena for its transatlantic subsea routes connecting London to New York and India.

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Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Exchange, said that the company can now further unify its global network with the upgrades for seamless service delivery along the critical transatlantic corridor to help global enterprises to transform and succeed in the digital economy.

GCX, which has an extensive, privately-owned subsea, terrestrial and IP networks that connect most major telecommunications hubs across the globe, said the upgrade of its transatlantic route ensures seamless global connectivity for international carriers, large multinational enterprises and new media customers.

With the deployment of Ciena’s packet networking capabilities, GCX is now facilitating flexible, high-bandwidth connectivity for global content and application distribution and Internet connectivity, supporting critical business transactions, data-intensive applications and high-bandwidth cloud computing services.

“GCX sought to offer its customers 1GE and 10GE bandwidth connectivity with the flexibility to software configure and aggregate traffic across the submarine cable, versus directly connecting to end users to a router port or SLTE,” Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena, said.

“The aggregation capabilities of Ciena’s 5160 save precious submarine bandwidth while software provides a complete view of both the access and submarine networks on one system,” McLachlan added.

The RCom subsidiary is also utilizing Ciena’s advanced management solutions for carrier-grade automated self-service activation, creation, and management to optimize bandwidth utilization across their entire access and submarine network.

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